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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

Mixed Tibetan Beads
3 Available
62986

$50.00  $40.00 On Sale
Save: 20% off
Fancy Brass Ring Beads (16-17x7mm)
1 Available
63590

$150.00  $100.00 On Sale
Save: 33% off
Antique African King Beads
1 Available
62836

$300.00  $250.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off
Antique African King Beads
1 Available
62590

$300.00  $200.00 On Sale
Save: 33% off

Monthly Specials For April

Green Transparent Padre Beads (9x6mm)
10 Available
61343
$10.00  $5.00 On Sale
Save: 50% off
Round Carnelian Stone Beads
82 Available
61163
$15.00  $12.00 On Sale
Save: 20% off
Red Orange Ghana Glass Beads (14x12mm)
2 Available
61736
$12.00  $9.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Lavender Transparent Padre Beads (9x6mm)
10 Available
61351
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Red Glass Flower Beads (8x6mm)
5 Available
61248
$10.00  $5.00 On Sale
Save: 50% off
Copper Heishi Beads (3x2mm)
14 Available
61817
$8.00  $6.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Silver Spacer Beads (4x2mm)
14 Available
61794
$10.00  $8.00 On Sale
Save: 20% off
Copper Heishi Beads - 2 Strands (3x1mm)
12 Available
62887
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off


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