These hand-carved wooden vintage zebra beads were created in the 1970's and were purchased from a now-defunct Rhode Island jewelry supply company. They are new, old stock. These are all hand-carved so each zebra is a bit different. Black markings and eyes have been painted on. The approximately 1.5mm hole goes from the middle of the back to the stomach of the zebra. The bead is approximately 32mm long (about 1.25 inch), 8mm wide (~.25 inch) and 22mm tall (slightly less than 1 inch). Note that as shown in the photographs, these beads can stand on their own. We haven't seen anything else like these unique beads. Sold individually or buy more and save!