Rare strand of quartz crystal beads (and a few carnelians) excavated from the Tak Burial site near, Mae Sot along the Thai/Burmese border. I acquired these about 10 years in Thailand, these were the last lot I could find, and are very difficult to get these nowadays unless you want to buy single beads. Artifacts from these digs are from 14th/16th CE due to datable ceramics that were found in the same strata, but having said this, these are much older, as similar beads and have been found in the Ban Chiang and Lopburi (Bronze Age sites) having been traded in the region for at least 2000 years. The center amethyst bead is from China- Dali region- originally from a Buddhist mala, also include are a pair of large gold washed silver pumpkin beads from the Kandy, Sri Lanka, about 100 years old. L: 53cm/20.9 in. Weight 180 grams. See enlargements for scale and condition. Free shipping via Hong Kong registered airmail.