Blue Russian Faceted Trade Beads – 16″ Strand

Blue Russian Faceted Trade Beads – 16″ Strand

Blue Russian Faceted Trade Beads - 16" Strand
This is a unique 16" strand of multi-faceted Blue Russian Trade Beads. Russian trade beads refers to a specific type of beads with multiple facets. Blue Russian trade beads come in varying shades and hues of a blue.  This strand features lighter shades of blue.
Russian explorers traded Blue Russian Beads to the Native Americans in Alaska and Canada starting in the 1700s. Their appeal lies in their Cobalt Blue color and their faceted appearance. Blue Russian Beads likely originated in Czechoslovakia. Russian traders may have purchased them directly from traders in Europe, or possibly from the Hudson Bay Company.
Traders brought a large variety of glass beads to the Americas including Padre Beads, large round Hudson Bay trade beads, Venetian Millefiori Trade Beads, sand casted beads and more!
This strand includes approximately 45 beads.
One of a Kind!

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