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    Graduated Ethiopian Red and Orange Tomato Beads

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    Checkout these beautiful and unusual old Ethiopian glass beads known as "tomato beads". The strand measures 25", with beads measuring approximatel...

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    Antique Multicolor Venetian Skunk Beads #2316

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    These exceptional Skunk Eye beads are a beauty to behold. Old trade beads such as these originate in Venice, Italy where they were produced and sen...

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    Old Recycled Aluminum Faceted Mursi Beads

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    Take a look at this amazing mix of beads made by the Mursi tribe from Ethiopia. These unusual beads are made by recycling old aluminum from old pot...

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    Old Recycled Aluminum Mursi Ring Beads

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    Take a look at this amazing mix of beads made by the Mursi tribe from Ethiopia. These unusual beads are made by recycling old aluminum from old pot...

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    Antique Blue Glass Dutch Dogon Beads #7078

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    Fabulous strand of old round wound trade beads also known as Dutch Dogons from the African Trade. Some of the earliest hand wound beads traded in A...

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    Antique Blue Glass Dutch Dogon Beads #7077

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    Fabulous strand of old round wound trade beads also known as Dutch Dogons from the African Trade. Some of the earliest hand wound beads traded in A...

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    Old Yellow & Orange Cylinder Tomato Beads

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    Wow! These red and yellow tomato beads are a beauty and tough to find. Like their cousins the rounded tomato beads, these old cylinder-shaped beads...

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    Patterned Ethiopian Hollow Silver Beads (18mm, 43 Inch Strand)

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    Take a look at these beautiful white metal beads fashioned in a round shape, handmade in Ethiopia. Beads measure approximately 15 x 18mm diameter. ...

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    White Metal Heishi Ethiopian Beads (Set of 2)

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    Beautiful set of White Metal Heishi beads from Ethiopia!. Beads are about 2mm long with a diameter of approximately 3mm with hole size of 2mm. Thes...

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    Ethiopian Copper Wired Oval Beads (13x10mm)

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    These antiqued copper textured wire pattern beads are bold and versatile Each bead measures approximately 13 x 10mm, with a hole size of approximat...

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    Ethiopian Brass Wired Oval Beads (13x10mm)

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    These matte gold textured wire pattern beads are bold and versatile Each bead measures approximately 13 x 10mm, with a hole size of approximately 2...

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    Ethiopian Silver Wired Oval Beads (13x10mm)

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    These antiqued silver textured wire pattern beads are bold and versatile Each bead measures approximately 13 x 10mm, with a hole size of approximat...

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    Dark Silver Ethiopian Tube Beads (7x2mm)

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    Admire this great strand of silver Ethiopian tube metal beads. These beads have been individually fashioned by hand which lends to them a unique an...

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    Dark Silver Ethiopian Cube Beads (2mm)

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    Admire this great strand of dark silver beads from Ethiopia fashioned in a versatile cube shape. This cube design makes for a great spacer bead. Th...

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    Old Translucent Orange Ethiopian Padre Beads (9mm)

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    Padre beads were originally manufactured in Europe and traded throughout Africa in the 20th century. Although of newer age, these padre beads have ...

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    Antique Red Thousand Eye Skunk Beads (11-15mm)

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    Take a look at these beautiful old eye red skunk trade beads. These beads have traveled at least three continents and were originally traded in the...

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    Red Antique Skunk Eye Beads (Long Strand)

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    Deep Red Tomato Beads (23x20mm) #13191

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    Checkout these beautiful and unusual old Ethiopian glass beads known as "tomato beads". Each bead measures approximately 23 x 20mm, with a hole siz...

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    Red Ethiopian Tomato Beads (19x16mm) #13190

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    Checkout these beautiful and unusual old Ethiopian glass beads known as "tomato beads". Each bead measures approximately 19 x 16mm, with a hole siz...

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    Silver Ethiopian Rectangular Tube Beads (3mm)

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    Admire this great strand of silver beads from Ethiopia fashioned in a useful rectangular tube shape. This cylindrical tube design is a great staple...

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    Folded Brass Plate Ethiopian Metal Beads (13x7mm)

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    Admire this great strand of brass Ethiopian metal beads. These beads have been individually fashioned by hand which lends to them a unique and rust...

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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!