Strand of Assorted Antique Hebron Kano Beads
This strand of Antique Hebron Kano Trade Beads comes with 49 beads in assorted colors. These beads were made circa 1880 or earlier.
Hebron Kano beads are a type of glass beads that have been made in the city of Hebron, Palestine for hundreds of years. They are also known as “Kano beads” because they were originally traded in the Nigerian city of Kano. Hebron Kano Trade Beads have been used in traditional African and Middle Eastern jewelry for centuries, and are also popular among bead enthusiasts and jewelry makers around the world. They can be used to create a wide range of jewelry pieces, such as necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and anklets.
In addition to their decorative uses, Antique Hebron Kano Trade Beads also have cultural and historical significance. They have been traded along ancient trade routes for centuries, and are considered an important part of the cultural heritage of both Palestine and West Africa.
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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