This African trade bead is unique and huge. It is a rare 6 layer chevron bead that was made for the African trade in the late 1800's to early 1900’s. These cane beads were first made as early as the 15th century in Venice and Murano Italy, then traded along the Ivory coast. This bead is also called a “rosetta star". The huge red white and blue bead has pits and chips, lots of scratches and character, and the 6 mm (1/4”) hole is irregular. At one end the glass layers are chipped away and 3 of the 6 layers of coloured glass are exposed. The gorgeous old bead is in great wearable condition. It is 45 mm long and 30 mm wide (1 3/4” x 1 1/4”). It is in beautiful antique condition and is from a fine cherished private collection.
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