Trade Beads – Pony Beads Striped
Trade Beads - Pony Beads StripedThis bundle of Trade Beads - Pony Beads Striped are perfect for your next project! This group of three strands features 3 different size striped pony beads in Blue, White, and Yellow. Strands measure from 11 to 14"". Estimated 3.9 oz of 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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