Trade Beads – Blue Oval Eyebeads


Blue Oval Eyebead Trade Beads

These Blue Oval Eyebeads are a perfect addition to any collection or beadwork.  There are 30 Blue Oval Eyebeads in this lot.  They measure approximately  3/4″  long by 1/2″ wide in the center and taper off at each end.   The hole opening is just about 2.5 mm wide.    Each Blue Oval Eyebead Trade Beads has slight variations in bead size, the blue hue, and the red and white dots.

History of Trade Beads

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.

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