A beautiful strand of approximately about 51 old French Cross beads on raffia 28 inches long. Each glass bead measures approximately 8mm x 12mm. The hole is 2mm.
French Cross Beads are African trade beads with a history dating back to the late 19th century in Africa. French cross beads were made in Venice and commonly used for trading purposes in Africa during the late 1800s and the early 1900s. However, in the late 1960’s French cross beads witnessed a revival when bead traders began to export them from Africa into the United States and Europe.
Today, French cross beads can be found in many expensive private collections around the world. Like other African trade beads, the designs of French cross beads are constantly subjected to ever-changing and dynamic fashion trends.
Bead Made Of: Glass
Bead Made In: Ghana
Bead Found In: Ghana
Bead Approximate Age: 20th Century
Approximate Number of Beads: 51
Overall Condition: Good
Bead Height: 8mm
Bead Diameter (Hole to Hole): 12mm
Hole Size: 2mm
Beads displayed are similar to strand being sold