Place value die. a cube for tens and ones. Can easily be extended for larger numbers. hundreds, one thousands, ten thousands etc. Students can also build numbers with bean sticks or unifix cubes if they're not ready for base 10 blocks
Africa - Masai beads - Kind of look like Native American Indian jewelry, huh? -- [My comment: Addt'l research: Sep 2010 – Women from Kenya's Maasai ethnic group try to transform their traditional beading, targeting the high fashion markets of the west .