This special strand of old venetian beads has passed through multiple hands and traveled a minimum of three continents in its journey over the past hundred years. Antique in age, the red and white stripes on these unusual glass beads carry with them a rich history of trade and commerce on the African continent. Each bead measures approximately 4-7 x 5-8mm in size, with approximately 110 beads per strand. Each strand is unique and may vary slightly from the photo. Limited supply available.