This is a strand of black and red trade beads. These are African trade beads and design is known as “feather.” There are 26 beads to this strand. The strand is about 28 inches long and the beads are heavy glass. These beads have a bit of gloss to them, but they are not highly polished. Beads range from 25-26mm long to about 28mm or so. Most of the bead ends are flush. I do not know the age of these beads – I found them in the 1990s.