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Rex's African Bead Shop
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Glass Beads

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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3 55322-1 African Center Beads (23x20mm)

African Center Beads (23x20mm)

African Trade Beads -African Center Beads. A beautiful handmade Glass Center bead from Ghana that measures approximately 3/4 x 7/8 inches (20mm X 23mm). The hole measures 3-4mm wide. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found In: Ghana Bead...
$1.50
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174 58024 African Goomba/Seed Beads - 6 Strands (3x3mm)

African Goomba/Seed Beads - 6 Strands (3x3mm)

Six beautiful strands of Goomba/Seed Glass beads from Ghana, each on raffia 24 inches long. Each White Glass bead measures approximately 3mm x 3mm. The hole is 2mm. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found In: Ghana Bead Approximate Age:...
$12.00
Sale: $9.00
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22 58006 Amazon Green Ghana Glass Beads (11x10mm)

Amazon Green Ghana Glass Beads (11x10mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 55 Amazon Green Glass beads from Ghana on raffia 19 inches long. Each handmade bead measures approximately 10mm x 11mm. The hole is 3mm wide. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found In: Ghana Bead...
$11.00
Sale: $8.25
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8 55996 Antique Venetian Beads

Antique Venetian Beads

African Trade Beads -Antique Venetian Beads. A beautiful strand of approximately 128 Old Venetian Black and White Beads on raffia 33 inches long. Each Old glass bead measures from 4x8mm to 8x8mm. Dated: Late 1800's, Early 1900's. All old...
$65.00

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1 56447 Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads

Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads

African Trade Beads -Venetiian Millefiori. A beautiful strand of approximately 56 Fancy Antique Venetian Millefiori beads on a cord 38 inches long. These antique glass beads measure approximately 10 x 18mm. The hole measures 3mm wide. Bead Made Of:...
$175.00

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1 56453 Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads

Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads

African Trade Beads -Venetiian Millefiori. A beautiful strand of approximately 33 Fancy Antique Venetian Millefiori beads on a cord 36 inches long. These antique glass beads measure approximately 11 x 26mm. The hole measures 3mm wide. Bead Made Of:...
$175.00

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1 56452 Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads

Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads

African Trade Beads -Venetiian Millefiori. A beautiful strand of approximately 33 Fancy Antique Venetian Millefiori beads on a cord 36 inches long. These antique glass beads measure approximately 11 x 26mm. The hole measures 3mm wide. Bead Made Of:...
$175.00

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1 56478 Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads

Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads

African Trade Beads -Venetiian Millefiori. A beautiful strand of approximately 40 Fancy Antique Venetian Millefiori beads on a cord 37 inches long. These antique glass beads measure from 8 x 18mm to 10mm x 28mm. The hole measures 3mm wide. Bead Made...
$175.00

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1 56482 Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads

Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads

African Trade Beads -Venetiian Millefiori. A beautiful strand of approximately 66 Fancy Antique Venetian Millefiori beads on a cord 42 inches long. These antique glass beads measure from 7 x 18mm to 15mm x 22mm. The hole measures 3mm wide. Bead Made...
$175.00

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1 56024 Antique Venetian Millefiorie

Antique Venetian Millefiorie

African Trade Beads -Venetiian Millefiori. A beautiful strand of approximately 57 Fancy Antique Venetian Millefiori beads on a raffia 40 inches long. These antique glass beads measure approximately 10 x 16mm. The hole measures 3mm wide. Bead Made...
$250.00

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1 56009 Antique Venetian Millefiorie

Antique Venetian Millefiorie

African Trade Beads -Venetian Millefiories. A beautiful strand of approximately 50 Fancy Antique Venetian Millefiorie beads on a raffia 36 inches long. They range in size from 8 x 16mm to 9 x 19mm. The hole measures 3mm wide. Bead Made Of: Glass...
$400.00

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1 56011 Antique Venetian Millefiorie

Antique Venetian Millefiorie

African Trade Beads -Venetian Millefiorie. A beautiful strand of approximately 67 Fancy Antique Venetian Millefiori beads on a raffia 38 inches long. These antique glass beads measure approximately10 x 13mm. The hole measures 3mm wide. Bead Made Of:...
$250.00

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1 39451 Antique Venetian Skunk Beads

Antique Venetian Skunk Beads

African Trade Beads -Venetian Skunk Beads. A beautiful strand of approximately 61 Black Venetian Skunk Beads on rope 23 inches long, bead to bead. Each Antique Glass bead measures approximately 3/8 inches in diameter (12mm x 12mm). Circa:1800's....
$120.00

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4 59383 Azure Blue Ghana Glass Beads (14x12mm)

Azure Blue Ghana Glass Beads (14x12mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately about 50 Azure Blue Glass beads from Ghana on string 25 inches long. Each handmade bead measures approximately 12mm x 14mm. The hole is 3mm. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found In: Ghana Bead...
$13.00
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1 57238 Black Ghana Glass Beads (11x10mm)

Black Ghana Glass Beads (11x10mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 53 Black Glass beads from Ghana on rafia 23 inches long. Each Glass bead measures approximately 10mm x 11mm. The hole is 3mm wide. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found In: Ghana Bead Approximate Age:...
$11.00
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4 58034 Black Ghana Glass Beads (12x10mm)

Black Ghana Glass Beads (12x10mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 52 Black Glass beads from Ghana on raffia 24 inches long. Each Glass bead measures approximately 10mm x 12mm. The hole is 3mm. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found In: Ghana Bead Approximate Age:...
$11.00
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39 57910 Black Ghana Glass Beads (13x12mm)

Black Ghana Glass Beads (13x12mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 45 Black Glass beads from Ghana on rafia 23 inches long. Each Glass bead measures approximately 12mm x 13mm. The hole is 3mm. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found In: Ghana Bead Approximate Age:...
$12.00
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3 58437 Black Ghana Glass Beads (15x14mm)

Black Ghana Glass Beads (15x14mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 42 Black glass beads from Ghana, on raffia 24 inches long. Each handmade bead measures approximately 14mm x 15mm. The hole is 3mm. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found In: Ghana Bead Approximate Age:...
$14.00
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10 56078 Black Glass Flower Beads (8x6mm)

Black Glass Flower Beads (8x6mm)

African Trade Beads -Black Glass Flower Beads. A beautiful strand of approximately 105 Black Ghana glass Flower beads on raffia 23 inches long. Each handmade bead measures approximately 6mm x 8mm. The hole measures 3mm wide. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead...
$10.00
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1 56557 Black Glass Flower Beads (8x6mm)

Black Glass Flower Beads (8x6mm)

African Trade Beads -Black Glass Flower Beads. A beautiful strand of approximately 84 Black Ghana glass Flower beads on raffia 23 inches long. Each handmade bead measures approximately 6mm x 8mm. The hole measures 2mm wide. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead...
$10.00
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11 47206 Black Kente Beads (14x12mm)

Black Kente Beads (14x12mm)

African Trade Beads -Black Glass kente Beads. A beautiful strand of approximately 56 Black Ghana Glass beads on raffia 24 inches long, bead to bead. Each Glass bead measures approximately 7/16 X 1/2 inches (12mm x 14mm). The hole measures 3mm wide....
$12.00

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1 52648 Black Krobo Beads (8x12mm)

Black Krobo Beads (8x12mm)

African Trade Beads -Black Krobo Beads. A beautiful strand of approximately 55 Glass beads from Ghana, on raffia 26 inches long. Each handmade bead measures approximately 5/16 x 1/2 inches (8mm x 12mm). The hole measures 2-3mm wide. Bead Made Of:...
$11.00

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2 55399 Black Marbled Ghana Glass Beads (12x11mm)

Black Marbled Ghana Glass Beads (12x11mm)

African Trade Beads -Black Marbled Glass Beads. A beautiful strand of approximately 49 Black Marbled Glass beads from Ghana on raffia 24 inches long. Each Glass bead measures approximately 1/2 x 1/2 inches (11mm x 12mm). The hole measures 3mm wide....
$12.00
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4 55536 Black Marbled Ghana Glass Beads (11x10mm)

Black Marbled Ghana Glass Beads (11x10mm)

African Trade Beads -Black Marbled Glass Beads. A beautiful strand of approximately 53 Black Marbled Glass beads from Ghana on raffia 24 inches long. Each Glass bead measures approximately 3/8 x 3/8 inches (10mm x 11mm). The hole measures 3mm wide....
$12.00

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97 55840 Black Masai Beads (6x5mm)

Black Masai Beads (6x5mm)

African Trade Beads -Black Masai Beads. A beautiful strand of approximately 140 Black Masai Beads from Kenya on raffia 27 inches long. Each glass bead measures approximately 3/16 x 1/4 inches (5mm x 6mm). The hole is 2mm wide. 100-200 years old....
$12.00

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