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    Vintage Silver Tiny Heishi Ethiopian Beads

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    Beautiful strand of Vintage Silver color Tiny Heishi beads from Ethiopia!. Beads are about 1mm long with a diameter of approximately 1mm. Each st...

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    Round White Metal Ethiopian Beads (3mm)

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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. 30", ...

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    Ethiopian Brass Bicone Beads (5x5mm)

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    Take a look at these Ethiopian brass beads from Ethiopia. Each bead is handmade individually. The strand is a long 27-30", with beads measuring 4-6...

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    Ethiopian White Metal Mini-Bicone Beads (5x5mm)

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    Take a look at these Ethiopian White Metal beads from Africa made the shape of a mini-bicone. Each bead is handmade individually. The strand is a l...

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    Brass Ethiopian Scratch Beads (5x4mm)

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    Beautiful strand of brass beads from Ethiopia. The uneven surface of these beads creates a unique scratch-like appearance that resembles tree bark!

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    Brass Ethiopian Tube Beads (6x4mm)

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    Beautiful strand of brass tube beads from Ethiopia!. Beads are approximately 7mm long with a diameter of 3.5-4mm. The length of the strand measures...

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    Short White Metal Ethiopian Tube Beads (3x4mm)

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    Beautiful strand of white metal tube beads from Ethiopia!. Beads are 2mm long with a diameter of approximately 3.5mm and hole size of about 3mm. ...

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    Folded Brass Tube Ethiopian Beads (7x5mm)

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

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    Copper Tiny Heishi Ethiopian Beads

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    Beautiful strand of Copper Tiny Heishi beads from Ethiopia!. Beads are about 1mm long with a diameter of approx. 1mm. The strand is approx. 27-2...

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    White Metal Tube Ethiopian Beads (7x3mm)

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    Beautiful strand of white metal tube beads from Ethiopia!

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    Old Mursi Ethiopian Aluminum Cube Beads

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    Here is a strand of beautiful old aluminum beads from Ethiopian. The cubes are irregular shapes. The exact age of these beads is not known but the...

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    Small Brass Tube Ethiopian Beads

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    Beautiful strand of tiny brass tube beads from Ethiopia! The strand is 24-26" in length, and beads measure approximately 2-3mm in length.

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    Brass Ethiopian Prayer Beads

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    These beautiful brass color beads come from Ethiopia. The strand is 34" long with beads measuring approximately 11mm in length and 8mm in diameter...

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    Ethiopian Wired Brass Saucer Beads (20mm)

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    These great saucer-shaped beads are bold and versatile. Each bead measures approximately 15-16 x 20mm, with a hole size of 4mm. Strands measure 24"...

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    Ethiopian Copper Bicone Beads (5x5mm)

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    Take a look at these Ethiopian copper beads from Ethiopia. Each bead is handmade individually. The strand is a long 30-32", with beads measuring a...

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    Dark Silver Heishi Ethiopian Beads (Set of 2)

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    Set of two strands of dark silver color vintage heishi beads. Each of these 20" strands has it's own unique character. Individual beads are approxi...

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    Copper Tube Ethiopian Beads (2x2mm)

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    Beautiful strand of copper tube beads from Ethiopia! These small copper tubes measure approximately 2mm long by 2mm diameter. Two strands are pictu...

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    Round Copper Ethiopian Beads (4mm)

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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 approximately 32" ...

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    Short Brass Ethiopian Tube Beads (2x3mm)

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    Beautiful strand of brass tube beads from Ethiopia!. Beads are 2mm long with a diameter of approximately 3.5mm and hole size of about 3mm. The st...

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    Ethiopian Brass Bicone Beads (6x5mm)

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    Take a look at these Ethiopian Brass beads from Africa. Each bead is handmade individually. The strand is a long 27-30", with bead size varying bet...

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    Ethiopian Silver Saucer Beads (8mm)

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    These great saucer-shaped beads are bold and versatile. Each bead measures approximately 6 x 8-9mm, with a hole size of 2mm. Strands measure 24" in...

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    Folded Silver Tube Ethiopian Metal Beads (4x3mm)

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    Beautiful strand of Folded Metal Plate Beads from Ethiopia! The strand measures 28" in length, and beads measure approximately 3mm in diameter by 4...

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    Copper Rectangular Tube Ethiopian Beads (5x2mm)

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

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    Turquoise Blue Padre Beads

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    These blue 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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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!