Red coral beads of Nigeria
No traditional Igbo wedding is complete without a show of these red beads. Commonly used among Nigerian royalty and during weddings in the eastern part of the country, these beds are usually made into headpieces, Okuku; hand beads, ivie-egbo; necklaces, ivie-uru, and earrings, emi-ehorivie.
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Amongst other bodily adorning pieces, these beads are characterized by a smooth feel and glossy look. They are derived from rocky sea bottom with low sedimentation on the coral reef.