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Antique Venetian Millefiori Trade Beads from Nigeria #13394

Original price $243.99 - Original price $243.99
Original price $243.99
$243.99
$243.99 - $243.99
Current price $243.99
Take a look at this beautiful antique strand of Venetian Millefiori trade beads! Celebrated among the most distinctive of beads, the Millefiori has become nearly synonymous with the West African Trade. Made from famed Murano glass, Millefiori beads derive their name from the Italian words for “Thousand Flowers” due to the characteristic floral motifs that decorate their surface. Millefiori beads were made throughout the 19th and 20th century primarily for export to Africa. Today they are found in many countries including Ivory Coast, Nigeria, and Ghana where they are also known by their Ashanti name “Chachasao”. Most beads are commonly cylindrical in shape but other varieties exist including rectangular, oval, and sometimes even hexagonal beads. Strands in good condition with smooth beads like this are much harder to find. You will receive the exact strand pictured. Measurements are approximations.

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Specifications

Strand Length 28 inches
Bead Size 12-36 x 7-16mm
Hole Size 2mm
Number of Beads 20 (approximation)
Found In Nigeria
Material Glass
Color Multicolor
Shape Cylinder
SKU UNQ-MILLE-13394