Take a look at this incredible strand of Venetian Blue Chevron Beads. Chevron beads such as as these are highly sought-after by bead collectors and bead lovers alike and may considered among the classic beads of the African Trade. The first Chevron beads were made from Murano glass in the late 15th century and were characterized by their unique rosetta or star design made by alternating layers of glass. Over the subsequent centuries, these beads were made for trade throughout Africa as well as the Americas where they may have been introduced by Christopher Columbus. While the exact age of these beads is not known, they are likely between 100-150 years in age. This 27" strand consists of a variety of chevron beads that vary in shape and size. Individual beads measure approximately 4-12 x 7-13mm. You will receive the exact strand pictured.