Trade Beads Black & Green Striped
These striped Trade Beads come in Black and Green with Red, Yellow, White and Black stripes on them. They measure between 10mm – 17mm long with 2mm holes. They vary in shape with some straight tube shaped and others more oblong. Approximately 43 Beads come on a 30″ long strand.
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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