This is a huge Chevron design African trade bead. It is the popular 6 layer design with cobalt blue, red and white colors of glass. It measures a large 1 1/2 inches long and 1 1/8 inches wide. This chevron bead is in excellent condition. There is some wear on the surface from age. Also, there are some tiny bubble holes on both ends near the bead holes these probably occurred in manufacture of this bead. There is an indented line in the top blue layer measuring about 3/8 inch long that probably was formed in manufacture also. The picture shows alot of brown spots in the white glass but it really appears much more white to the naked eye. This is an awesome bead with terrific chevron pattern that is a 'must have' addition to any early trade bead collection!