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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 February

Brown Striped Gooseberry Beads
10 Available
56172
$15.00  $10.00 On Sale
Save: 33% off
Purple Cloud Ghana Glass Beads (14x12mm)
4 Available
59896
$12.00  $9.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Lavender Transparent Padre Beads (9x6mm)
11 Available
61351
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Old African Tuareg Fancy Silver Beads (8x9mm)
2 Available
60953
$100.00  $85.00 On Sale
Save: 15% off
Green Transparent Padre Beads (9x6mm)
10 Available
61343
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Red Glass Flower Beads (8x6mm)
8 Available
61248
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Yellow Vinyl Disk Beads (3x1mm)
471 Available
52787
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Mixed Vinyl Disk Beads (5x1mm)
13 Available
59953
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off


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