Trade Beads Assorted Lot
This lot of 23 Assorted Glass Trade Beads will make a great addition to your collection! It comes with Blue & White Disc Beads with 1mm holes, White, Pink & Blue Oblong Beads with 2mm holes, and other Yellow, Green and Black beads with 2mm holes.
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.
This lot comes with 23 Beads as pictured.
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