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  • African Trade Beads
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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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Featured Products

Antique Blue Watermelon Beads
1 Available
62581

$150.00  $125.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off
Antique African King Beads
1 Available
62590

$300.00  $250.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off
Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads
1 Available
59885

$150.00  $100.00 On Sale
Save: 33% off
African Venetian Millefiori Beads
1 Available
62709

$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

Monthly Specials For December

Fancy Brass Ring Beads (16-17x7mm)
1 Available
63590
$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 Silver Ring Beads (8x3mm)
1 Available
63594
$150.00  $125.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off
Fancy Brass Ring Beads (13x5-6mm)
1 Available
63587
$150.00  $125.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off
Batik Bone Beads (7-9x28-30mm)
5 Available
63604
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Fancy Brass Ring Beads (17x7-8mm)
2 Available
63596
$150.00  $125.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off
Fancy Brass Ring Beads (8x4mm)
2 Available
63584
$150.00  $125.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off
Old Brass Spacer Beads (5x7mm)
6 Available
63616
$14.00  $10.00 On Sale
Save: 29% off


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