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    Round Brass Ethiopian Beads (8mm)

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    Here is a beautiful strand of Ethiopian Brass Round Bicone from Africa. Each bead is handmade individually. The strand is a long approx. 28", wi...

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    Round White Metal Ethiopian Beads (6mm)

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    Here is a beautiful strand of Ethiopian Round Silver Beads from Africa. Each bead is handmade individually. The strand is a long approx. 32", with ...

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    Silver Heishi Ethiopian Beads (2mm)

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    Beautiful strand of Small Silver Heishi beads from Ethiopia!. Beads measure 1mm wide by 2mm diameter. Each strand is approximately 30 inches lon...

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    Ethiopian Brass Bicone Beads (8x7mm)

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    Here is a beautiful strand of Ethiopian Brass Bicone from Africa. Each bead is handmade individually. The strand is a long 30", with beads measur...

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    Silver Rectangular Tube Ethiopian Beads (5x2mm)

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    Admire this great strand of silver beads from Ethiopia fashioned in an unusual rectangular tube shape. This is a creative twist on the cylindrical ...

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    Brass Heishi Ethiopian Beads (2.5-3mm)

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    Beautiful strand of Brass Heishi beads from Ethiopia!. Beads are about 2.5-3mm diameter. The strand is approximately 28 inches long with hole size...

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    White Tiny Heishi Ethiopian Beads

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    Beautiful strand of White Tiny Heishi beads from Ethiopia!. Beads are about 1mm long with a diameter of approx. 1mm. The strand is approx. 27-28...

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    Round White Metal Ethiopian Beads (8mm)

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    Here is a beautiful strand of Ethiopian White Metal Round Beads from Africa. Each bead is handmade individually. The strand is a long approx. 28", ...

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    Brass Heishi Ethiopian Beads (4mm)

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    Beautiful strand of Large Brass Heishi beads from Ethiopia!. Beads are about 4mm diameter. The strand is approximately 28 inches long.

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    Old White Padre Beads

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    These white padre beads are found in Ethiopia, East Africa. Originally European made and have been traded in African in the late 1800 early 1900's....

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    Brass Heishi Ethiopian Beads (2mm)

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    Beautiful strand of Small Brass Heishi beads from Ethiopia!. Beads measure 1mm wide by 2mm diameter. Each strand is approximately 30 inches long...

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    Brass Tiny Heishi Ethiopian Beads

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    Beautiful strand of Brass Tiny Heishi beads from Ethiopia!. Beads are about 1mm long with a diameter of approx. 1mm. The strand is approx. 27-28...

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    Round Copper Ethiopian Beads (8mm)

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    Here is a beautiful strand of Ethiopian Copper Round Beads from Africa. Each bead is handmade individually. The strand is a long approx. 28", with ...

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    Ethiopian White Metal Bicone Beads (8x7mm)

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    Take a look at these Ethiopian White Metal beads from Africa. Each bead is handmade individually. The strand is a long 27-30", with beads measuri...

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    Silver Heishi Ethiopian Beads (3mm)

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    Beautiful strand of Large Silver Heishi beads from Ethiopia!. Beads are about 2.5-3mm diameter. The strand is approximately 28 inches long with hol...

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    Ethiopian Elongated Brass Oval Beads (10x4mm)

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    Beautiful strand of Elongated Brass Oval Beads from Ethiopia! The strand measures 29" in length, and beads measure approximately 4-5mm in diameter ...

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    Silver Heishi Ethiopian Beads (4mm)

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    Beautiful strand of Large Silver Heishi beads from Ethiopia!. Beads are about 4mm diameter. The strand is approx. 28 inches long with hole size of...

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    Dark Silver Heishi Ethiopian Beads (4mm)

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    Beautiful strand of Large Dark Color Heishi beads from Ethiopia!. Beads are about 4mm diameter. The strand is approx. 28 inches long with hole siz...

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    Round Brass Ethiopian Beads (4mm)

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    Here is a beautiful strand of Ethiopian Brass Round Beads from Africa. Each bead is handmade individually. The strand is a long approximately 30-32...

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    Brass Tube Ethiopian Beads (7x2mm)

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    Beautiful strand of brass tube beads from Ethiopia! Beads are 8-9mm long with a diameter of approximately 2mm and hole size of about 1.5mm. The str...

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    Silver Color Ethiopian Prayer Beads (12x9mm)

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    These beautiful silver color beads come from Ethiopia. The strand is 33-39" long with beads measuring 12-14mm in length with approximately 8mm in ...

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    Copper Ethiopian Prayer Beads

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    These beautiful copper / brass color beads come from Ethiopia. The strand is 34" long with beads measuring 12-14mm in length with approximately 8m...

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    Small Silver Tube Ethiopian Beads (3x2mm)

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    Beautiful strand of tiny white metal tube beads from Ethiopia! The measures approximately 25" in length, and beads measure approximately 2-4mm wide...

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    Ethiopian Copper Tube Beads (6x4mm)

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    Take a look at this great strand of copper beads fashioned in a tube shape. Brought to you from the villages of Ethiopia, each strand is 28" inches...

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Today, you can find all different types of African trade beads. Among them, Ethiopian beads are some of the most popular African beads. These beads come in different shapes and sizes. They attract people because of their unique style. The most renowned Ethiopian beads are the Ethiopian Cross beads. This type of bead is also know as Coptic Cross. They are made with silver metal. In the late nineteen century to the early twenty century, these beads came to the limelight. The size of Coptic cross is about four inches. It is really plain, ornamented with spiral patterns. Beads are one of the most unique symbols for the people of Ethiopia and it gives evidence of their history and culture. Craftsmen take special care, while designing these beautiful beads. They carve them in different sizes, styles and designs.

Types of Ethiopian Beads

Ethiopian Beads can also be made from different types of metals like gold, silver, brass and iron and are cast using lost wax. Some Ethiopian beads are made from clay and wood materials. Most of these beads are used for religious rituals. The best one is the Coptic Cross, worn by both race as a neck pendants or pectoral. For more than one thousand six hundred years the people of Africa have been using Ethiopian Beads. During Baptism these beads are in use as signs of faith. Many priests and pilgrims are using Ethiopian Beads cross during church march. Whatever the occasion may be, these beads play a major role in bringing good luck and simultaneously style. Ethiopian Beads are imported to different parts of the world and mostly Venice. Travelers and visitors those who come to Ethiopia buy these handsome looking ornaments. These days, you can see that the fashion world is also using beads to make their models more glamorous.

Now you don't need to travel to Africa to get your hands on some Ethiopian beads; you can get your very own Ethiopian beads from The Bead Chest today!