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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

Mixed Color Ghana Glass Disk Beads (15x6-7mm)
4 Available
63932
$12.00  $9.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off
White Padre Beads (6x5mm)
95 Available
63923
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Glass Krobo Beads (13x12mm)
6 Available
63907
$11.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 32% off
Mixed Ghana Glass Glass Beads (11-13x3-4mm)
28 Available
63904
$11.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 32% off
Mixed Vinyl Disk Beads (3x1mm)
38 Available
63897
$10.00  $8.00 On Sale
Save: 20% off

Monthly Specials For September

Orange/Yellow Ghana Glass Disk Beads (14x6mm)
5 Available
63371
$12.00  $9.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Yellow/Brown Ghana Glass Beads (14x6mm)
5 Available
63386
$12.00  $9.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Yellow Ghana Glass Disk Beads (11x4mm)
8 Available
63427
$12.00  $9.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off
African Copal Beads (23x15mm)
3 Available
63459
$35.00  $25.00 On Sale
Save: 29% off
Krobo Glass Beads (12x20mm)
6 Available
63467
$11.00  $5.50 On Sale
Save: 50% off
African Copal Beads (15x22mm)
1 Available
63512
$35.00  $25.00 On Sale
Save: 29% off
Fancy Silver Ring Beads (16x9mm)
1 Available
63583
$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


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