Chevron Beads India Red
Chevron Beads India Red

Chevron Beads India Red

Chevron Beads India Red

SOLD OUT These Red India Chevron Beads will brighten up your project or you may choose to wear them as a necklace!  They are red with black and white layers.  The Beads are mostly round, but do vary between 5 mm and 8 mm long.  Approximately 60 of them come on a strand.  The strand measures 13" long doubled including the braided string.
Historically, bead makers in Czechoslovakia first made Chevron Beads in the 16th -17th centuries. Traders carried these layered glass beads to North America and Africa. They are highly desirable due to the complexity of their manufacture. Foremen did not permit craftsmen  to leave their factories in order to prevent them from sharing the technology. These Red Beads come from India.

History of Trade Beads

From the 15th to the 20th century, traders carried European glass beads across the world. Native Americans highly desired glass beads as glass was then an unknown substance in North American. European glass beads, mostly from Venice, some from Holland and, later, from Poland and Czechoslovakia, became popular and sought after by Native Americans. Europeans realized early on that beads were important to Native Americans. 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 ventured into the North American continent for trade expeditions during the 19th century.
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