Bead Lot Trade Beads White & Sandstone
Bead Lot Trade Beads White & SandstoneThis Trade Bead Lot comes with two strands of Beads. One has an early version of Crow Beads. They are a grayish-White and are larger than standard Crow Beads, measuring 11 mm - 14 mm wide with holes that vary between 3 mm - 6 mm. The insides look black. A couple of them are fused together and a couple are broken. This strand comes on a cotton cord with approximately 90 Beads.
The second strand features Beads that look like Sandstone, or possibly pottery. They measure 8mm - 11mm wide and vary in thickness, color and texture. These beads come on a piece of leather lacing with about 100 Beads.
History of Trade Beads From the 15th to the 20th century, traders carried European glass beads across the world. The beads were highly desired by Native Americans, as glass was then an unknown substance in North American. European glass beads, mostly from Venice, became popular and sought after by Native Americans. Europeans realized early on that beads were important to Native Americans and corporations such as the Hudson Bay Trading Company developed lucrative bead-trading markets with them. The Hudson Bay Trading Company was an organized group of explorers who operated during the 19th century. They ventured into the North American continent for trade expeditions.
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