Trade Beads – Venetian Glass Aja Beads – Mixed Sizes
This strand of Venetian Glass Aja Beads features blues and blacks with stripes. Add these to your collection or use them to make jewelry.
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 America. 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.
Venetian glass Aja trade beads. 28″strand of blues and blacks w/red and white stripes. Small, medium and large size Aja beads.
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