Trade Beads Venetian Millefiori 18 White
Trade Beads Venetian Millefiori 18 WhiteThis lot comes with 18 White Antique Millefiori Trade Beads with red, white and blue candy-like designs. 16 of them are narrow, 6 mm wide Tubes that measure between 10 mm and 13 mm long. They have 2 mm holes. Their finish is shiny. The other two are oval shaped. They measure about 12 mm long and are about 10 mm wide with 3 mm holes. These beads have a rustic, pitted look to them. You get 18 Beads in this lot as pictured.
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Venetian Millefiori Beads are one of several types of beads that we call Trade Beads. European traders often brought these beads to Africa, but they made their way to the Americas as well. Factories in Venice produced these beads beginning in the early 1800s. Artisans used canes of glass to create flowers and stripe designs. Then they molded layers of these designs around a core of solid colored glass. They then cut or broke these glass rods into beads. The result is a colorful mix of designs called Venetian Millefiori beads. Millefiori means “thousand flowers” in Italian. Traders brought a large variety of glass beads to the Americas including Padre Beads, large round Hudson Bay trade beads, Venetian Millefiori Trade Beads, sand casted beads and others!
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