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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 Brass Ring Beads (16-17x7mm)
1 Available
63590

$150.00  $100.00 On Sale
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Fancy Silver Ring Beads (19x11-12mm)
1 Available
63591

$150.00  $100.00 On Sale
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Monthly Specials For May

Dyed Bone Disk Beads
4 Available
65014
$45.00  $35.00 On Sale
Save: 22% off
Copper Spacer Beads (3x6mm)
33 Available
64986
$10.00  $5.00 On Sale
Save: 50% off
Amethyst Stone Beads
3 Available
65679
$15.00  $10.00 On Sale
Save: 33% off
African Batik Bone Disk Beads
1 Available
64820
$30.00  $20.00 On Sale
Save: 33% off
Copper Spacer Beads (4x2mm)
78 Available
64809
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Silver Spacer Beads (2x3mm)
20 Available
65094
$12.00  $6.00 On Sale
Save: 50% off
Bronze Spacer Beads (3x6mm)
29 Available
64998
$10.00  $5.00 On Sale
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Copper Spacer Beads (6x5mm)
1 Available
65259
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off


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