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African trade beads came about as a result of the need for traders along the route between Europe and Africa for a currency to trade with the Africans. Beads fitted here as the most appropriate medium of exchange due to the affinity that African people had for various types of beads. The trade beads were therefore used for purposes of battering goods of value from the peoples of Africa such as ivory, gold, palm oil and slaves. The history of African trade beads dates as far back as the fifteenth century with the coming of the Portuguese.Click to read more at our About African Bead Blog




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1 60623 Antique Brass Currency Bracelet

Antique Brass Currency Bracelet

A beautiful Antique Brass & Bronze Currency bracelet from the Tuareg people of Africa. This unique solid metal bracelet measures approximately 3x3.5 inches. Used as wearable currency. From the 1800s. Weight: 9.2 ounces. Made Of: Brass/Bronze -...
$100.00

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5 55971 Baule Brass Beads (13x19mm)

Baule Brass Beads (13x19mm)

African Trade -Baule Brass Trade Beads. A beautiful strand of approximately 25 Baule Brass beads, on string 25 inches long. Each Brass Bow Tie bead measures approximately 1/2 X 3/4 inches (13mm X 19mm). The hole measures 3mm wide. Bead Made Of:...
$12.00

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11 57740 Baule Brass Beads (16x28mm)

Baule Brass Beads (16x28mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 19 Baule Brass beads, on string 34 inches long. Each Brass bead measures approximately 16mm x 28mm. The hole is 3mm. Bead Made Of: Brass Metal - May contain traces of other metals. Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found...
$14.00

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57 60813 Baule Brass Beads (17x27mm)

Baule Brass Beads (17x27mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 20 Baule Brass beads, on string 27 inches long. Each handmade bead measures approximately 17mm X 27mm. The hole is 3mm. Bead Made Of: Brass Metal - May contain traces of other metals. Bead Made In: Ghana Bead...
$12.00

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20 59359 Baule Brass Beads (17x28mm)

Baule Brass Beads (17x28mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 20 Baule Brass beads, on string 20 inches long. Each handmade bead measures approximately 17mm x 28mm. The hole is 3mm. Bead Made Of: Brass Metal - May contain traces of other metals. Bead Made In: Ghana Bead...
$12.00

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21 59361 Baule Brass Beads (22x15mm)

Baule Brass Beads (22x15mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 20 Baule Brass beads, on string 25 inches long. Each metal bead measures approximately 15mm X 22mm. The hole is 3mm. Bead Made Of: Brass Metal - May contain traces of other metals. Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found...
$12.00

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8 60839 Baule Brass Beads (26x35mm)

Baule Brass Beads (26x35mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 16 Baule Brass beads, on string 31 inches long. Each handmade bead measures approximately 26mm X 35mm. The hole is 4mm. Bead Made Of: Brass Metal - May contain traces of other metals. Bead Made In: Ghana Bead...
$12.00

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2 55251 Baule Brass Beads (7x29mm)

Baule Brass Beads (7x29mm)

African Trade Beads -Baule Brass Beads. A beautiful strand of approximately 20 Baule Brass Beads from the Ivory Coast on cord 23 inches long. Each Brass bead measures approximately 1/4 x 1 1/8 inches (7mm x 28-30mm) with some shorter beads. The hole...
$16.00  $10.00
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7 58409 Baule Brass Beads (9x17mm)

Baule Brass Beads (9x17mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 30 Baule Brass beads, on string 18 inches long. Each bead measures approximately 9mm x 17mm. The hole is 3mm. Bead Made Of: Brass Metal - May contain traces of other metals. Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found In:...
$12.00

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2 61049 Baule Brass Pendant (65x82mm)

Baule Brass Pendant (65x82mm)

A beautiful handmade Baule Brass Pendant from the Ivory Coast measuring 65mm x 82mm.The hole is 3-4mm. Pendant Made Of: Brass Metal - May contain traces of other metals. Pendant Made In: Ivory Coast Pendant Found In: Ivory Coast Pendant Approximate...
$4.00

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3 58994 Brass Aja Beads (13x4mm)

Brass Aja Beads (13x4mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 80 Brass Aja beads from Nigeria on twine 14 inches long. Each handmade bead measures approximately 4mm x 13mm. The hole is 2mm. Bead Made Of: Brass Metal - May contain traces of other metals. Bead Made In: Nigeria...
$40.00

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2 61158 Brass Bicone Beads (11x7-9mm)

Brass Bicone Beads (11x7-9mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately about 100 Brass Bicone beads from Nigeria on string 32 inches long. Each handmade bead measures approximately 7-9mm x 11mm. The hole is 1-2mm. Bead Made Of: Brass/Nickel Silver. May contain trace amounts of other...
$50.00

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2 61115 Brass Bicone Beads (13x9mm)

Brass Bicone Beads (13x9mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately about 94 Old Brass Bicone beads from Nigeria on string 30 inches long. Each handmade bead measures approximately 9mm x 13mm. The hole is 2mm. Bead Made Of: Brass/Nickel Silver - May contain traces of other metals....
$70.00

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7 60976 Brass Bicone Beads (5x7mm)

Brass Bicone Beads (5x7mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately about 100 old Brass Bicone beads from Ethiopia on string 31 inches long. Each handmade bead measures approximately 5mm x 7mm. The hole is 2mm. Bead Made Of: Brass & Copper - May contain traces of other metals....
$12.00

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2 60851 Brass Bicone Beads (6x6mm)

Brass Bicone Beads (6x6mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 130 brass spacer Beads from Ethiopia on cord 30 inches long. Each metal bead measures approximately 6mm x 6mm. The hole is 2mm. Bead Made Of: Brass Metal - May contain traces of other metals. Bead Made In:...
$12.00

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66 59849 Brass Bicone Beads (8x9mm)

Brass Bicone Beads (8x9mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 65 Brass Bicone Beads from the Camaroon on raffia 24 inches long, Each handmade bead measures approximately 8mm x 9mm. The hole is 3mm. Bead Made Of: Brass Metal - May contain traces of other metals. Bead Made In:...
$12.00

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8 61120 Brass Coin Ring Beads

Brass Coin Ring Beads

A beautiful strand of approximately about 10 Brass Coin Ring Beads from Ethiopia on twine. Once used as coins, these ring beads measure approximately 3mm x 24mm. The hole is 17mm. Bead Made Of: Brass Metal - May contain traces of other metals. Bead...
$25.00

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21 58544 Brass Heishi Beads (4x2mm)

Brass Heishi Beads (4x2mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately Brass Metal Heishi beads from Kenya 27 inches long. Each Heishi Bead measures approximately 2mm x 4mm.The hole is 2mm wide. Bead Made Of: Brass Metal - May contain traces of other metals. Bead Made In: Kenya Bead...
$8.00

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13 60208 Brass Hex Beads (12x6mm)

Brass Hex Beads (12x6mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 112 Brass beads from India on cord 29 inches long. Each six-sided metal bead measures approximately 6mm x 12mm. The hole is 2.5mm. Bead Made Of: Brass Metal - May contain other metals and may be plated, not solid....
$10.00

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2 51083 Brass Metal Beads - 2 Strands (4x3mm)

Brass Metal Beads - 2 Strands (4x3mm)

African Trade Beads -Brass Metal Beads. Two beautiful strands of Brass Metal beads (spacer beads) from Kenya on string 24 inches each, bead to bead. Each Brass Bead measures approximately 1/8 X 3/16 inches (3mm x 4mm). The hole measure 2mm wide....
$12.00

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39 60825 Brass Prayer Beads (8x11mm)

Brass Prayer Beads (8x11mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 69 Brass Prayer beads from Ethiopia, on filament 27 inches. Beads measure 8mm x 11mm. The hole is 2mm. Bead Made Of: Brass Metal Mix - May contain traces of other metals. Bead Made In: Ethiopia Bead Found In:...
$16.00

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1 60100 Brass Ring Beads (12-14x6mm)

Brass Ring Beads (12-14x6mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately about 130 Brass Ring Beads from Ethiopia on cord 30 inches long. Each embossed metal bead measures approximately 12-14mm in diameter. The hole is 4-6mm. Bead Made Of: Brass Metal - May contain traces of other...
$130.00

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3 59701 Brass Ring Beads (10x3mm)

Brass Ring Beads (10x3mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 170 Brass Ring Beads from Nigeria on raffia 24 inches long. Each handmade bead measures approximately 3mm x 10mm. The hole is 3mm. Bead Made Of: Brass Metal - May contain traces of other metals. Bead Made In:...
$35.00

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2 61118 Brass Ring Beads (12-13x6mm)

Brass Ring Beads (12-13x6mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately about 140 Brass Ring Beads from Ethiopia on cord 31 inches long. Each embossed metal bead measures approximately 6mm x 12-13mm. The hole is 4-5mm. Bead Made Of: Brass Metal - May contain traces of other metals....
$130.00

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9 60786 Brass Spacer Beads (2x2mm)

Brass Spacer Beads (2x2mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately about 300 Brass Spacer Beads from India on cord 24 inches long. Each bead measures approximately 2mm x 2mm. The hole is 1mm. Bead Made Of: Brass Metal - May contain other metals and may be plated, not solid. Bead...
$10.00

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