Take a look at this beautiful antique strand of Venetian trade beads! Trade Beads such as these are handmade by master artisans by individually inlaying pieces of glass to achieve distinctive patterns. Venetian Trade 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 still coveted as family heirlooms and collectors alike. The strand pictured is an authentic strand of African Trade Beads. Due to its age, some beads may be damaged or chipped however it is in overall good condition. Great for the bead connoisseur and amateur collector alike. These unusual beads may be worn “as-is” or may be used as a unique addition to your special beaded jewelry. Don’t miss this chance to own this one-of-a-kind strand today! You will receive the EXACT item pictured.