|Ebony Beads from Mali - looking for more info|
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The "Gabon ebony" wood is from the rainforest areas in West Africa, to the south of Mali - Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, etc. So I'd be interested to know if the wood is shipped north to be made into beads in Mali, or whether the beads are made where the wood is procured.
I also found out that this particular ebony tree is endangered - so actually I wish I'd known that before purchasing them, since I think they are newly made and not antiques.