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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



Featured Products - Glass Beads

Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads
1 Available
59885

$150.00  $100.00 On Sale
Save: 33% off

Monthly Specials For May

Purple Venetian Glass Beads (7x7mm)
9 Available
56312
$35.00  $17.50 On Sale
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Ghana Glass Beads - 2 Strands (4x3mm)
4 Available
51028
$8.00  $6.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Mixed Ghana Glass Beads (13x12mm)
1 Available
57900
$12.00  $9.00 On Sale
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Orange Transparent Padre Beads (8x6mm)
6 Available
56782
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
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Orange Transparent Padre Beads (9x7mm)
17 Available
56735
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
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Ghana Stripe Beads - 3 Strands (5x4mm)
78 Available
58054
$12.00  $9.00 On Sale
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Gold Ghana Glass Beads (10x10mm)
15 Available
58064
$10.00  $8.00 On Sale
Save: 20% off
Krobo Beads (13x11mm)
9 Available
59649
$11.00  $8.00 On Sale
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