Trade Beads Italian Tube
Italian White Center Red Tube Trade BeadsSOLD These beautiful strand of Red Italian Tube Trade Beads come strung on natural fiber. The 60+ White heart beads measure approx. 8mm long each. These long narrow Beads make nice accents for Necklaces and Earrings, or try them instead of Hairpipe for a colorful, delicate Choker! See an example HERE.
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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