Trade Bead Chevron Necklace
Trade Bead Chevron Necklace

Trade Bead Chevron Necklace

Necklace with Green Chevron Disc Trade Beads

This beautiful Green Chevron Disc Trade Bead Necklace measures approx. 16 inches with the toggle clasp. The artist used 49 chevon beads, 20 small red beads and 32 small metal beads to make this piece.

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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