Trade Beads – Bi-Conal Assorted Bundle
Trade Beads - Bi-Conal Assorted BundleThis Trade Beads - Bi-Conal Assorted Bundle is perfect for your next project! This bundle includes one translucent blue strand and one translucent yellow strand. There are about 257 beads on each strand, that's 514 beads total! Each strand is 58" long, beads are 3/16" by 3/8".
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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