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African trade beads are decorative glass beads used between the 16th and 20th century as a currency to exchange for goods, services and slaves. The beads were made throughout Europe and Africa. Trade beads are now found world wide. The production of trade beads became so popular that these beads were used for all sort of trade. Millefiori (thousand flower) beads from Venice, Italy were one of the most commonly traded beads, and are commonly known as "African trade beads". Today all sorts of beads are traded such as Ghana Beads, Batik/Bone Beads, Boule Brass Beads, Carnelian Beads, Fancy Metal Beads, Heishi Beads, Prayer Beads, and much much more. For more details, check out our blog.

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New Products For September

Old Copper Spacer Beads (5x5mm)
9 Available
63628
$14.00  $10.00 On Sale
Save: 29% off
Fancy Brass Ring Beads (8x4mm)
2 Available
63584
$150.00  $125.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off
Old Brass Spacer Beads (5x7mm)
8 Available
63616
$14.00  $10.00 On Sale
Save: 29% off
Silver Spacer Beads (6x8mm)
16 Available
63613
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Batik Bone Beads (7-9x28-30mm)
6 Available
63604
$10.00  $5.00 On Sale
Save: 50% off
Fancy Brass Ring Beads (17x7-8mm)
2 Available
63596
$150.00  $125.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off
Fancy Silver Ring Beads (8x3mm)
1 Available
63594
$150.00  $125.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off
Fancy Silver Ring Beads (19x11-12mm)
1 Available
63591
$150.00  $125.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off
Fancy Brass Ring Beads (16-17x7mm)
1 Available
63590
$150.00  $125.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off

Featured Products

Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads
1 Available
59885

$150.00  $100.00 On Sale
Save: 33% off
Antique Blue Watermelon Beads
1 Available
62581

$150.00  $125.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off
Antique African King Beads
1 Available
62589

$300.00  $250.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off
Antique African King Beads
1 Available
62590

$300.00  $250.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off
African Venetian Millefiori Beads
1 Available
62709

$150.00  $125.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off

Monthly Specials For September

Purple Cloud Ghana Glass Beads (14x12mm)
15 Available
59896
$12.00  $9.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Mixed Vinyl Disk Beads (5x1mm)
24 Available
59953
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off
White Bone Beads (8x12mm)
5 Available
60220
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Old African Tuareg Fancy Silver Beads (8x9mm)
2 Available
60953
$100.00  $85.00 On Sale
Save: 15% off
Purple Cloud Ghana Glass Beads (15x14mm)
1 Available
60967
$12.00  $9.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Green Ghana Glass Beads - 2 Strands (4x3mm)
18 Available
61149
$8.00  $4.00 On Sale
Save: 50% off
Brown Striped Gooseberry Beads
11 Available
56172
$15.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 50% off
Green Ghana Glass Beads (10x10mm)
5 Available
61236
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off


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