GENUINE, ANTIQUE, BLUE PADRE GLASS TRADE BEAD STRAND.
These are Genuine Glass Trade Beads that were made in Europe or China and traded in Africa during the Fur-Trade / Rendezvous Period over 150 years ago ~ Highly Prized by Native Americans, Mountain Men & Trappers to wear and decorate their Regalia; and to obtain furs, horses, or much needed supplies thru trade. Approximate age is late 1800 to early 1900’s.
Looped Strand measures approximately 26 inches long, containing 100 + Antique Padre Glass Trade Beads, measuring approximately 3/8 inches in diameter. Hole size: 3 – 4 mm inside diameter.
These Authentic, Antique Glass Trade Beads show some wear, as can be expected due to being packed & bartered around the world, commensurate with age & use; yet remain in Nice, to Very-Nice Condition Overall.
And They Will Make a Fantastic Addition to Your own Antique Bead Collection, Display, or for Decorating Your Attire & Regalia. They would also look great strung on a piece of Genuine Leather, as well as a Fantastic Gift!! ~ ITEM # avtb-003 ~
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* Originally Chinese produced, Blue Padre Beads were brought to America & Africa by Traders during the 1700’s & 1800’s. Spanish Explorers brought them to North America, where Catholic Priests were known to give these “padre” glass beads to Native American converts, who loved these beads for their sky-blue color. Lewis & Clark refer to these beads as a “chief bead” and as being important for trade.
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