Blue Russian Trade Beads – Mixed Light Blues
Blue Russian Trade Beads - Mixed Light BluesThis strand of Blue Russian Trade Beads comes with approximately 80 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!
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