Trade Beads – Glass Assorted Bundle
Trade Beads - Glass Assorted BundleThis Trade Beads - Glass Assorted Bundle is perfect for your next project! This bundle consists of three strands featuring an assortment of Venetian Monochrome Beads, White Center Orange Beads, and mixed Glass Tube Beads. Colors include Green, Translucent Green, Red, Translucent Red, Translucent Blue, Crystal, Yellow, and Translucent Yellow. Additionally, the Glass Tube beads are punctuated with round glass beads to prevent end breakage (see photo.) Strands measure from about 22" to 26" each. Estimated combined total of 209 beads.
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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