Trade Beads Assorted Glass 16

Trade Beads Assorted Glass 16

Trade Beads Assorted Glass 16
This lot of 16 Assorted Glass Trade Beads are a must have for any bead enthusiast! The beads are a mix of larger blue beads with colorful red, yellow and white strips or white feather design with yellow dots and smaller red beads with yellow, blue and white stripes.
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.
There are 16 beads in this lot, measuring from approximately 7mm to 10mm long.
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