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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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Fancy Silver Ring Beads (19x11-12mm)
1 Available
63591

$150.00  $100.00 On Sale
Save: 33% off

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Fancy Brass Ring Beads (16-17x7mm)
1 Available
63590
$150.00  $100.00 On Sale
Save: 33% off
Copper Spacer Beads (4x5mm)
46 Available
63446
$12.00  $9.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Olive Green Ghana Glass Flower Beads (10x8mm)
4 Available
63301
$10.00  $5.00 On Sale
Save: 50% off
Krobo Beads (12x13-15mm)
7 Available
63141
$11.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 32% off
Fancy Silver Ring Beads (19x11-12mm)
1 Available
63591
$150.00  $100.00 On Sale
Save: 33% off
Yellow/Brown Ghana Glass Disk Beads (15x5-6mm)
2 Available
63367
$12.00  $9.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Fancy Brass Ring Beads (13x5-6mm)
1 Available
63587
$150.00  $100.00 On Sale
Save: 33% off
Red Ghana Glass Beads (8x8mm)
8 Available
63344
$8.00  $5.00 On Sale
Save: 38% off


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