Red Glass Tube Beads with Strand of White Heart Bead Included
This Lot of Red Glass Tube Beads come in a mix of shades and sizes. This glass wound lot contains loose beads as well as some strands and weighs approx. 7.5 ounces. The lot includes a strand of white heart tubes beads as well. They can be used in a variety of crafts and strung together to decorate clothing, backpacks, and other accessories.
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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