BEAUTIFUL, ASSORTED, ANTIQUE, MILLEFIORI VENETIAN GLASS TRADE BEAD STRAND.
These GENUINE GLASS TRADE BEADS were made in Venice, Italy. Millefiori is an Italian word – meaning ‘a thousand flowers’ and are also known as Mosaic beads.
During the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s, Europeans traveling throughout Africa exchanged these beads with Africans for slaves, palm oil, gold, ivory and other services. Africans placed intrinsic value on these beautiful, decorative beads and used them as currency and trade among themselves.
The looped strand measures approximately 27 inches long; largest bead measures approximately 1 – 1/2 inches long x 1/2 inch diameter.
These AUTHENTIC, VENETIAN Glass Trade Beads show some wear, commensurate with age & use, yet remain in Very-Nice Condition overall, and they Will Make a Fantastic Addition to Your own Collection, For Creating Your Own Jewelry Designs, Display, Attire, or a Splendid Gift!! ~ ITEM # avg-006 ~
~ Look Over the Photos Provided as they are a major part of the Description and the actual strand you will receive ~
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Shipping: This Item will be Professionally Wrapped, Padded and Packaged – Fully Insured – with Tracking Number.
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