small Strand Antique Venetian Glass Trade Beads African Trade
small Strand Antique Venetian Glass Trade Beads African Trade
small Strand Antique Venetian Glass Trade Beads African Trade
small Strand Antique Venetian Glass Trade Beads African Trade
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beautiful ancient beads made in the late 19th centuries. They were made by winding white molten glass on a hot mandrel until the desired size was achieved. Then the glass artist would add small globules of white, red and yellow glass creating the many decorative eyes and stripes. This technique is known as one of the earliest forms of lampwork glass making. Although they were made in Venice, these particular beads were actually traded into Africa.

The beads approx. 10mm to 11mm and approx 9mm to 10mm in width.

length of strand is approx 8 inches.


ancient beads have origins in the Middle East, Persia, West Africa and Indonesia and date from the Roman and Islamic periods.
we have acquired much of are collection of ancient glass beads in 1980, while traveling other shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/Africanbazar2US?ref=seller-platform-mcnav
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