Trade Beads Antique Lot Striped Pony
Lot of Assorted Antique Striped Pony BeadsSOLD These Antique Lot of Striped Pony Trade Beads come in a mix of colors and sizes, many strung on natural fibers. Pony beads are small, cylindrical beads made of plastic or sometimes glass. They are commonly used in a variety of crafts. Pony beads are also easy to work with, as they have a large hole that can accommodate a variety of stringing materials. Pony beads are popular in children's crafts, as they can be used to make simple bracelets, necklaces, and keychains. They can also be used to decorate clothing, backpacks, and other accessories. Additionally, pony beads can be used in more complex beadwork designs, such as beaded animals and intricate beaded jewelry designs.
History of Trade BeadsFrom 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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