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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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2 60411 African Copal Beads

African Copal Beads

A beautiful strand of approximately 73 African Copal Beads on raffia 50 inches long. Each resin bead measures from 10mm x 13mm to 32mm x 48mm. The hole is 4mm. Bead Made Of: Resin Bead Made In: Nigeria Bead Found In: Nigeria Bead Approximate Age:...
$150.00

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125 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

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8 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...
$10.00

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1 60016 Antique Venetian 'Tic-Tac-Toe' Beads

Antique Venetian 'Tic-Tac-Toe' Beads

A beautiful strand of approximately 40 Old Venetian "Tic Tac Toe" Beads on raffia 28 inches long. Each Antique glass bead measures from 10mm x 15mm to 12mm x 20mm. Dated: Late 1800's, Early 1900's. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In:...
$225.00

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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  $100.00
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1 59885 Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads

Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads

A beautiful strand of approximately 47 Fancy Antique Venetian Millefiori beads on a cord 30 inches long. Beads measure approximately 9mm x 15mm. The hole is 2mm. Very old with some chips. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Venetian Bead Found In:...
$150.00

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1 60017 Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads

Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads

A beautiful strand of approximately 28 Fancy Antique Venetian Millefiori beads on a cord 38 inches long. Antique beads measure approximately 13mm x 32mm. The hole is 3mm. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Venetian Bead Found In: Venetian Bead...
$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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49 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:...
$12.00

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4 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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75 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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103 55066 Blue 'White Hearts' - Small (5x4mm)

Blue 'White Hearts' - Small (5x4mm)

African Trade Beads -Blue White Hearts. A beautiful strand of approximately 140 Blue White Heart beads on raffia 25 inches long. Each Glass bead measures approximately 1/8 x 3/16 inches (4mm x 5mm). The hole measures 2mm wide. Bead Made Of: Glass...
$7.00

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40 60441 Blue 'White Hearts' - Very Large (8x6-7mm)

Blue 'White Hearts' - Very Large (8x6-7mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 85 Blue 'White Heart' beads from Ghana on raffia 24 inches. Each glass bead measures approximately 6-7mm x 8mm. The hole is 2.5mm. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found In: Ghana Bead...
$7.00

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4 59363 Blue Ghana Glass Beads (10x10mm)

Blue Ghana Glass Beads (10x10mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately about 58 Navy Blue Glass beads from Ghana on raffia 22 inches long. Beads measure approximately 10mm x 10mm. The hole is 3mm. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found In: Ghana Bead Approximate Age:...
$10.00

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16 60346 Blue Ghana Glass Beads (11x11mm)

Blue Ghana Glass Beads (11x11mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately about 55 Azure Blue Glass beads from Ghana on raffia 25 inches long. Beads measure approximately 11mm x 11mm. 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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31 59924 Blue Ghana Glass Beads (11x11mm)

Blue Ghana Glass Beads (11x11mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 48-50 Neon Blue Glass beads from Ghana on string 24 inches long. Each handmade glass bead measures approximately 11mm x 11mm. The hole is 3mm. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found In: Ghana Bead...
$11.00

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10 60412 Blue Ghana Glass Beads (8x8mm)

Blue Ghana Glass Beads (8x8mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately about 65 Blue Glass beads from Ghana on raffia 23 inches long. Each handmade bead measures approximately 8mm x 8mm. The hole is 2mm. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found In: Ghana Bead Approximate...
$9.00

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5 52068 Blue Ghana Glass Disk Beads (11x4mm)

Blue Ghana Glass Disk Beads (11x4mm)

African Trade Beads -Blue Glass Disk Beads. A beautiful strand of approximately 135 Blue Disk Beads from Ghana, on raffia 23 inches long, bead to bead. Each Glass bead measures approximately 1/8 X 1/2 inches (4mm x 11mm) The hole measures 2-3mm...
$12.00  $9.00
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12 60306 Blue Ghana Glass Disk Beads (11x4mm)

Blue Ghana Glass Disk Beads (11x4mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately about 140 Blue glass disk beads from Ghana, on raffia 23 inches long. Each handmade bead measures approximately 4mm x 11mm. The hole is 3mm. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found In: Ghana Bead...
$12.00

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4 60319 Blue Ghana Glass Disk Beads (11x4mm)

Blue Ghana Glass Disk Beads (11x4mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 130 Blue Glass Beads from Ghana, on raffia 24 inches long. Each glass bead measures approximately 4mm x 11mm. The hole is 2mm. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found In: Ghana Bead Approximate Age:...
$12.00

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27 55296 Blue Glass Beads - 2 Strands (4x3mm)

Blue Glass Beads - 2 Strands (4x3mm)

African Trade Beads -Blue Glass Beads. Two beautiful strands of 400 Blue Glass beads from Ghana, each on raffia 24 inches long. Each Glass bead averages 1/8 x 1/8 inches (3mm x 4mm). The hole is 2mm wide. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead...
$8.00

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1 55226 Blue Glass Beads - 2 Strands (4x4mm)

Blue Glass Beads - 2 Strands (4x4mm)

African Trade Beads -Blue Glass Beads. Two beautiful strands of 300 Blue Glass beads from Ghana, each on raffia 24 inches long. Each Glass bead averages 1/8 x 1/8 inches (4mm x 4mm). The hole is 2mm wide. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead...
$8.00  $6.00
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11 56071 Blue Glass Flower Beads (8x6mm)

Blue Glass Flower Beads (8x6mm)

African Trade Beads -Blue Glass Flower Beads. A beautiful strand of approximately 105 Light Blue Ghana glass beads on raffia 24 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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30 59932 Blue Glass Ghana Beads (10x10mm)

Blue Glass Ghana Beads (10x10mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 54 Catalina Blue Glass beads from Ghana on raffia 23 inches long. Each bead measures approximately 10mm x 10mm. The hole is 3mm. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found In: Ghana Bead Approximate Age:...
$10.00

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8 58845 Blue Glass Ghana Beads (11x10mm)

Blue Glass Ghana Beads (11x10mm)

A beautiful strand of approximately 54 Azure Blue glass beads from Ghana on rafia 24 inches long. Each bead measures approximately 10mm x 11mm. The hole is 3mm. Bead Made Of: Glass Bead Made In: Ghana Bead Found In: Ghana Bead Approximate Age:...
$10.00

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