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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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New Products For December

Nigerian Bone Beads (8-11x12-14mm)
15 Available
64176
$20.00  $15.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Nigerian Bone Beads (10-11x12-14mm)
13 Available
64174
$20.00  $15.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off

Featured Products

African Venetian Millefiori Beads
1 Available
62709

$150.00  $125.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off
Antique African King Beads
1 Available
62590

$300.00  $250.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off
Antique African King Beads
1 Available
62589

$300.00  $250.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off
Mixed Tibetan Beads
3 Available
62986

$50.00
Antique Blue Watermelon Beads
1 Available
62581

$150.00  $125.00 On Sale
Save: 17% off

Monthly Specials For December

Silver Spacer Beads (4x2mm)
32 Available
61794
$10.00  $8.00 On Sale
Save: 20% off
Glass Krobo Beads (11x29mm)
11 Available
62107
$11.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 32% off
Glass Krobo Beads (13x12mm)
1 Available
61978
$11.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 32% off
Tuareg Fancy Brass Beads (8x9mm)
2 Available
61660
$100.00  $85.00 On Sale
Save: 15% off
Orange 'White Hearts' - Medium (6x5mm)
14 Available
61638
$8.00  $6.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Glass Krobo Beads (10x26mm)
2 Available
61456
$11.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 32% off
Clear/Green Ghana Glass Beads (13x12mm)
1 Available
61924
$12.00  $9.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Copper Heishi Beads (3x2mm)
25 Available
61817
$8.00  $6.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off


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