RARE COLOR African Trade Turquoise Striped Bead OLD (Strand)

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These are turquoise powder glass trade beads with cream and brown stripes. Beautiful!

They average 8mm in diameter and are 5mm - 9mm in length. They are from the mid 1900s, from Ghana. These beads are old but are in wonderful shape, with only an occassional chip or pit.

You will receive one of the strands shown in the pics. These strands have 23 - 24 inches of beaded length. They are strung on raffia.

Trade beads are true to their name. They were an important part of currency used in trade between Africans and Europeans. The Europeans loaded their ships with beads and "trinkets", among them these beads, and traded them in Africa for gold, coffee and natural resources. The trade started in the 1500's.

Please take a look at my other Trade beads!


Average review
Really nice old trade beads - just what I wanted.
Aug 16, 2017 by suzenb

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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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