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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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Monthly Specials For July

Glass Krobo Beads (8x12mm)
7 Available
60493
$11.00  $5.50 On Sale
Save: 50% off
Copper Spacer Beads (3x4mm)
32 Available
60742
$10.00  $6.00 On Sale
Save: 40% off
Silver Spacer Beads (3x4mm)
61 Available
55870
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Old Russian Blue Beads
22 Available
61187
$50.00  $40.00 On Sale
Save: 20% off
Striped Padre Beads (8x4-6mm)
6 Available
61444
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Glass Krobo Beads (9x5mm)
3 Available
61466
$11.00  $8.25 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Yellow Ghana Glass Beads (13x12mm)
1 Available
61787
$12.00  $6.00 On Sale
Save: 50% off
Green Padre Glass Beads (5x3mm)
14 Available
61805
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off


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