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Old Cylindrical Venetian Trade Beads

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Original price $135.00 - Original price $135.00
Original price $135.00
$135.00
$135.00 - $135.00
Current price $135.00
Approx. 54 beads |
2mm Hole |
32 inches Strand Length
Admire this unique strand of authentic Venetian Trade Beads. Predominantly produced on the island of Murano, beads such as these were produced for centuries by specialized artisans whose technical and artistic know-how was closely guarded and shrouded in secrecy. Produced for the purpose of export, Venetian 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.

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Admire this unique strand of authentic Venetian Trade Beads. Predominantly produced on the island of Murano, beads such as these were produced for centuries by specialized artisans whose technical and artistic know-how was closely guarded and shrouded in secrecy. Produced for the purpose of export, Venetian 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.

Specifications

Strand Length 32 inches
Bead Size 13-14 x 9-11mm
Hole Size 2mm
Number of Beads 54 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Yellow
Shape Cylinder
UPC 739325916443
SKU UNQ-PTB-1814

Specifications

Strand Length 32 inches
Bead Size 13-14 x 9-11mm
Hole Size 2mm
Number of Beads 54 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Yellow
Shape Cylinder
UPC 739325916443
SKU UNQ-PTB-1814