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Assorted Antique European Opate Trade Beads

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Original price $385.00 - Original price $385.00
Original price $385.00
$385.00 - $385.00
Current price $385.00
Approx. 50 beads |
2-7mm Hole |
33 inches Strand Length
Admire this unique strand of old European Trade Beads. Likely of Venetian or Dutch provenance, beads such as these were produced for centuries by specialized artisans. Often produced for the purpose of export, Trade Beads came to be used as a form of currency throughout continental Africa where they were exchanged for influence and commodities. Today, these beads are coveted by collectors and bead aficionados alike who appreciate the rich cultural, artistic, and historical legacy that these works of art represent. This long strand measures approximately 33" in length with individual beads varying size between 12-27mm wide and 11-28mm in diameter. You will receive the exact strand pictured.

This was a unique, one of a kind item and is no longer available.

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Strand Length 33 inches
Bead Size 12-27 x 11-28mm
Hole Size 2-7mm
Number of Beads 50 (approximation)
Found In Nigeria
Material Glass
Color Multicolor
Shape Round