Trade Beads Venetian Striped Discs
Trade Beads Venetian Striped Discs

Trade Beads Venetian Striped Discs

Trade Beads Venetian Striped Discs

These Venetian Striped Disc Trade Beads feature Red, Blue and White Stripes on the sides.  The center is a translucent Amber color.   They measure about 4mm - 5mm wide and are not uniform.  The holes measure 2mm - 4mm in diameter.
From 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.
This Lot comes with approximately 80 Beads.
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SKU: 2222-002-988

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