Trade Beads Antique Dogon Gray


Antique Trade Beads Gray Dogon Strand

Add these Antique Gray Dogon Trade Beads to your collection! These beads get their name from the Dogon people of Africa. Dutch colonists brought them to Africa in the 18th century. The beads are known for their rough texture and chunky round shape with wide holes.  Some call them ‘donut’ shaped.  Their translucence varies depending on the inclusions within or on the glass. These Trade Beads also vary in size and in thickness.

This strand comes with approximately 150 beads on natural fiber.

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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