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  Authentic Pumtek Stone Bead Strand - 51 Beads
Authentic Pumtek Stone Bead Strand - 51 Beads


 
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Product Code: STRPUMT888

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This is a heavy necklace of brown to black espresso coloured six stripe Pumtek beads from Burma. There are a total of 51 authentic beads on this strand in excellent condition. They came out of Burma in the 1980s and have remained in private collections since this time. Pumtek have rapidly seen an increase in value in the past couple of years and such a large strand is now rarely seen.  The photo on the left shows a comparable strand worn by a woman of the Chin tribe in the late 19th century. These beads are not to be confused with 20th century beads as many of the beads on this strand are early Pyu or Tircul beads.

Origin of necklace: Burma, antique and ancient beads
Length of strand approx 25 inches!!
Smallest bead measures 11 mm
Largest bead measures 16 mm
Condition: Excellent

The necklace has also been strung with Hill tribe silver spacer beads and a sturdy silver clasp.


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