Large Round New Chevron Trade Beads
Add this New Pair of Round Chevron Trade Beads to your collection! These six layer classic Chevron beads measure approximately .75″ long. The holes are 4 mm wide. You will love the classic Red, White & Blue coloration.
Bead makers in Czechoslovakia first made Chevron Beads in the 16th -17th centuries. Traders carried these layered glass beads to North America and Africa. They are highly desirable due to the complexity of their manufacture. Craftsmen were not permitted to leave their factories in order to prevent them from sharing the technology. These come from a collection. We are selling these beads as a lot as pictured. One of a Kind!
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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