Admire these authentic antique Venetian trade beads. These Trade beads were likely crafted during the 19th century by specialized artisans whose technical and artistic know-how was harnessed to facilitate the exchange of goods and services throughout the African Continent. Today, Venetian Trade Beads of this variety are becoming increasingly rare, however they are most frequently found in West African countries such as Ghana and Nigeria. Trade beads such as these are coveted by collectors and bead aficionados alike who appreciate the rich cultural, artistic, and historical legacy that these works of art represent.
Each bead measures approximately 2-26 x 5-16mm with a hole size of approximately 1-3mm. You will receive a FULL STRAND measuring approximately 45". It is rare to find an entire, in-tact strand of these special beads! You will receive the exact strand pictured.