Trade Beads Chevrons White
Trade Beads Chevrons White

Trade Beads Chevrons White

White India Chevron Beads Assorted Sizes

SOLD Enjoy the unusual look of these Trade Beads Chevrons White.  They are white with mustard yellow and black layers. This Bead Lot comes with two strands of smaller beads, one strand of medium beads and a single large Chevron Bead.  You will see that they are not uniform and vary in shape and the amount of striping.  They measure between 12 mm and 35 mm long.   They come with large holes. There are 84 beads total.
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.

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.
These White Beads come from India.  One of a Kind!
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