Trade Beads Oval Striped 16mm
Trade Beads Oval Striped 16mm

Trade Beads Oval Striped 16mm

Strand of Oval Striped 16mm Trade Beads

SOLD This strand of 16mm Oval Striped Trade Beads has 59 beads strung on natural fiber. These beads are new and are made in India. They have yellow, red and green  or gray stripes and some of the beads have three black dots in the design. They vary in shape with some straight tube shaped and others more oblong.

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.
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