Trade Beads- Green Center
Red Glass Trade Beads with Green CentersSOLD These Trade Beads- Green Center will make a perfect addition to your collection or your next project. They are an unusual collectible bead. This Bead Lot comes with 2.5 ounces of Dark Red tube/squared Glass Beads with Dark Green Centers.
History of Trade BeadsFrom 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 over 50 beads in this lot, varying between 4 mm and 10 mm long. Holes sizes vary. Some beads have minor chips, this is a testament to their age. One of a Kind!
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