African Trade Beads

Tribal and ethnic African Trade beads were central to Rita's collection and necklace design from the early days in the late 1970's. Rita's beads came from African traders from Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Ethiopia, and Mauritania. All of the African Trade beads in Rita's collection are vintage or antique (unless otherwise marked). The Collection includes both African Trade beads and African-made beads.

African Trade beads originate from Venice, Bohemia and other European countries including Germany, France and the Netherlands. They were then used for trading in Africa and the Americas. For the most part, the beads available today were made in the late 19th century or the early 20th century, though some are older.

We have recently removed many of our strands of mixed Bohemian beads. We are going to re-post them in organized groups. Let us know if there was an item you were eye-ing and we will pull it for you. We have also removed some inventory items with older photos. Feel free to send us an inquiry if you had your eye on something and it has recently disappeared! We might just be updating its photo.

African Brass Baule Sun Disks, Ivory Coast - AT1205African Brass Baule Sun Disks, Ivory Coast - AT1205$28.00African Brass Baule Sun Design Beads, Ivory Coast. 18 Sun Design Baule beads with 2 Sun/Moon design Baule beads. Sun design beads measure 20x25mm. These are older beads, purchased in the 1980's. They have a nice soft patina. African Item 1205Akoso Powder Glass Beads, Antique, Rare, Africa - AT0772Akoso Powder Glass Beads, Antique, Rare, Africa - AT0772$320.00Akoso Powder Glass beads, rare, Africa. Late 19th century. African Item 0772American Flag Striped Red Core Venetian Beads - AT0466American Flag Striped Red Core Venetian Beads - AT0466$175.00American Flag Striped Red Core Venetian trade beads, Africa, late 1800's to early 1900's. 76 beads. Some pitting and wear due to age. Beads measure approximately 11-12mm hole to hole. African Item 0466Ancient Excavated Small Djenne Nila Beads, Grey White Colors, Mali - AT0146Ancient Excavated Small Djenne Nila Beads, Grey White Colors, Mali - AT0146$25.00Ancient Excavated Small Djenne Nila Beads, Mali. This group of Nila beads is more gray and neutral in color. Bead sizes in 2-4mm range. Approximately 600 years old. Please see additional photo with an example necklace made from these grey nila beads - with much gratitude to our customer, designer Susan Dworski, at The Blue One Designs. These humble beads make gorgeous jewelry! African Item 0146Ancient Heishi Ostrich Shell Beads, Mali - AT0643Ancient Heishi Ostrich Shell Beads, Mali - AT0643$28.00Ancient Heishi Ostrich Shell Beads, Mali. Strands vary by diameter of beads and amount of graduation of beads. 6-10mm diameter approximately on graduated strands. Strand lengths approximately 26 inches each. Good condition, each strand uniquely nice. More pics of additional strands coming this week. Beads may be up to 1000-1500 years old. Excavated in Mali. African Item 0643
Antique Brass Spacers from the African Trade - AT1715Antique Brass Spacers from the African Trade - AT1715$28.00Antique Brass Spacers from the African Trade Wonderful, old, useful spacers. See penny for size reference. 4 strands available. African Item 1715Antique Clay Spindle Whorl Beads, Mali - AT1324Antique Clay Spindle Whorl Beads, Mali - AT1324$70.00Antique Dogon Tribe Clay Spindle Whorl Beads, Mali. Early 1900's. The beads on this strand of 31 spindle whorls vary in size and shape. Most of these spindle whorls are round rather than bicone and all are worn, though some have held their unique design. Bead Sizes range from 20-35mm hole-to-hole. http://archaeology.about.com/od/textiles/fl/Spindle-Whorls.htm African Item 1324 Antique Malformed Seven-layer Chevron beads, Venetian, 1700s - AT0004Antique Malformed Seven-layer Chevron beads, Venetian, 1700s - AT0004$280.007-layer Chevron Venetian Trade beads, group of four. These beads were misformed in fabrication and have some chips and wear. 1700's or older. African Item 0004Antique Seven-layer Chevron Venetian Trade beads - AT0006Antique Seven-layer Chevron Venetian Trade beads - AT0006$2,300.00Seven-layer Chevron Venetian Trade beads, 28 beads (2 are broken). This very special strand dates from the 1500's - 1700's from Venice. These beads were an early purchase of Rita's. The beads vary in size from 13-37mm and in condition from excellent to some chips to worn. African Item 0006 Antique Venetian Glass Yellow King Trade Beads - AT0729Antique Venetian Glass Yellow King Trade Beads - AT0729$250.00Antique Venetian Glass Yellow King Trade Beads, mid to late 1800's. African Item 0729
AWALA Chevron Trade Beads, Venetian, Antique - AT0293AWALA Chevron Trade Beads, Venetian, Antique - AT0293$48.00AWALA Chevron Trade Beads, Antique, Venetian. Early 1900's. African Item 0293Black and White Thousand Eye Skunk Square Edged Rare beads, with Striped Oval Beads - AT0482Black and White Thousand Eye Skunk Square Edged Rare beads, with Striped Oval Beads - AT0482$125.00Black with white "Thousand Eye" Skunk square edged beads, and with oval striped Venetian trade beads. African Item 0482Black and White Venetian Beads, Antique, African Trade - AT0544Black and White Venetian Beads, Antique, African Trade - AT0544$160.00Antique black and white Rattlesnake Venetian beads, Antique, from the African Trade. African Item 0544Black and Yellow King beads, African Trade - AT011Black and Yellow King beads, African Trade - AT011$350.00This strand combines Black King beads and other matched black Venetian Trade beads. Made in Venice, traded in Africa. 1800's. Good condition. African Item 011Black Antique Fancy Striped Venetian Beads, African Trade - AT0445Black Antique Fancy Striped Venetian Beads, African Trade - AT0445$245.00Black Antique Fancy Striped Venetian Beads, African Trade, African Trade. This is a wonderful old strand of beads from the 1800's. Beads are in good condition with some wear from age. 51 beads in all. 10x 17-20mm (length). African Item 0445
Black Rectangular Confetti and Combed Beads African Trade, Antique - AT0043Black Rectangular Confetti and Combed Beads African Trade, Antique - AT0043$275.00Unusual black rectangular beads with combed and confetti decorations from the African Trade. They are most likely from the late 1800's or early 1900's. Also includes rectangular trail-applied design on other beads. Good to very good condition. African Item 0043Black, White and Red Bohemian Glass Beaded Necklace, African Trade - AT1000Black, White and Red Bohemian Glass Beaded Necklace, African Trade - AT1000$24.00Vintage black, white and red Bohemian glass beaded necklace from the African Trade. 20th century. In need of restringing, but still very nice. African Item 1000Blue Green Excavated Ancient Glass Nila Beads, Mali - AT0626Blue Green Excavated Ancient Glass Nila Beads, Mali - AT0626$60.00Blue Green Ancient Glass Excavated Medium Nila Beads, Mali, W. Africa Strands measure approximately 26" each. Photos show 2 strands together. Bead sizes range up to 6-8mm diameter. The colors of these wonderful beads come out when treated with a tiny bit of olive oil (rub a little on your hands and then handle the beads). It brings out all their blues and greens! Also referred to as Dardig beads. Made along the river Niger. 600-1000 years old. African Item 0626 Bohemian Wedding Trade Beads, Vintage, Czech Republic - AT0750Bohemian Wedding Trade Beads, Vintage, Czech Republic - AT0750$145.00Wonderful mixed strand of vintage Bohemian Wedding Trade Beads. Includes solid and striped globular wedding beads, white, green and brown translucent triangle wedding beads and matched German carnelian beads. Bohemian wedding beads were mainly manufactured in the Czech Republic in the 1950s. African Item 0750 Bohemian White Glass Trade Beads, with Red and Green Eyes, Vintage - AT0924Bohemian White Glass Trade Beads, with Red and Green Eyes, Vintage - AT0924$75.00Matched Bohemian white glass trade beads, with red and green eyes. 53 beads, measure 10mm each. Early to mid 20th century. African Item 0924
Bowtie Venetian Trade Beads, Venice, Antique - AT0038Bowtie Venetian Trade Beads, Venice, Antique - AT0038$650.00Bowtie Venetian Trade Beads, made in Venice, late 1800's. 99 beads. Good to very good condition. African Item 0038 End of day beads, antique, handmade, Ghana - AT0324End of day beads, antique, handmade, Ghana - AT0324$175.00Unusual strand of antique handmade beads, Ghana. Late 19th century. End of day beads and many other designs. African Item 0324 Excavated Blue Glass Nila Beads, Mali - AT0422Excavated Blue Glass Nila Beads, Mali - AT0422$125.00Excavated Blue Glass Nila Beads, Djenne, Mali. These wonderful blue glass Nila (also known as Dardig beads) are as much as a thousand years old and are found in the sands of Mali, from old trading caravans. These beads measure 4-5mm hole to hole and 4-11mm diameter. Three strands available. 160-170 beads / strand African Item 0422 back in stock!!Excavated Dark Blue Glass Ancient Nila Beads, Djenne, Mali - AT0611Excavated Dark Blue Glass Ancient Nila Beads, Djenne, Mali - AT0611$36.00Excavated Dark Blue Glass Ancient Nila Beads, Djenne, Mali - AT0611. These beads are hundreds of years old (1200-1600 A.D.) and are also called Fouille beads by the African traders. They are found in the sands of Mali on old trade routes. 10 strands available. African Item 0611 Faceted Blue Molded Matched Beads, Old, African Trade - AT1473Faceted Blue Molded Matched Beads, Old, African Trade - AT1473$90.00Faceted Blue Molded matched beads from the African Trade, Early 20th Century. 9mm hole to hole, with some variation of size on a few beads. 70- 75 beads in all. African Item 1473
Fish Vertebrae Bone Beads, Africa - AT1436Fish Vertebrae Bone Beads, Africa - AT1436$25.00Fish Vertebrae Bone Beads, Africa, 20th century. 48" strand. Medium-sized beads. 6-7mm each. Lots of beads here. Light weight and very nice. African Item 1436 Green and Yellow "Eye" Beads with Yellow Striped Venetian Beads, Rare, Antique - AT0489Green and Yellow "Eye" Beads with Yellow Striped Venetian Beads, Rare, Antique - AT0489$90.00Rare matched green and yellow "Eye" beads with yellow striped Venetian beads. Late 19 century to early 20th century. African Item 0489Hand-Cut Heishi Shell Beads, Strand, Old - AT0245Hand-Cut Heishi Shell Beads, Strand, Old - AT0245$24.00Hand-Cut Heishi Shell Beads, Strand, Old. 26 inch strand. Bead diameters vary but range from 8mm up to 10mm. African Item 0245 Horizontal-Mold 3-Sided Powderglass Beads, Rare, Ghana - AT0473Horizontal-Mold 3-Sided Powderglass Beads, Rare, Ghana - AT0473$68.00Horizontal-Mold 3-Sided Powderglass Beads, Rare, Ghana. Chunky beads, measuring 12-13mm around and 18-20mm end to end. 40 beads. African Item 0473Kakamba Beads in Yellow, Black and Red, African Trade - AT0552Kakamba Beads in Yellow, Black and Red, African Trade - AT0552$45.00Kakamba African Trade Beads in Yellow, Black and Red, mixed sizes. African Item 0552
Large Brass Tribal Piece, Antique, Nigeria - AT0047Large Brass Tribal Piece, Antique, Nigeria - AT0047$75.00African brass tribal piece, Nigeria. 7" tall by 4" wide. Formerly Antique Item 047, now African Trade 0047Large Brown Old Snake Vertebrae Beads, Nigeria - AT0969Large Brown Old Snake Vertebrae Beads, Nigeria - AT0969$68.00Large Brown Old Interlocking Graduated Snake Vertebrae Beads, Nigeria. These are some fabulous beads which were old and worn when Rita acquired them. This strand has a really nice feel to it. 27" before raffia. 63 beads, some matched, some graduated. Maybe more than one snake here. Beads measure 13-15mm x 11-15mm. Great for your design project or just to wear. African Item 0969Light Blue Excavated Ancient Glass Medium Sized Nila Beads, Mali - Rita Okrent Collection - AT0632Light Blue Excavated Ancient Glass Medium Sized Nila Beads, Mali - Rita Okrent Collection - AT0632$72.00Light Blue Excavated Ancient Glass Medium Sized Nila Beads, Mali. Strands measure approximately 25". Bead sizes range from 7-14mm in diameter depending on strand, so please let me know what size beads you need. 3 similar strands available. The colors of these wonderful beads come out when treated with a tiny bit of olive oil (rub a little on your hands and then handle the beads). It brings out all their blues and greens! Also referred to as Dardig beads. Made along the river Niger. Excavated in Mali. 600-1000 years old. African Trade Item 0632Light Brown Glass Heishi Sliced beads, Ghana - AT1373Light Brown Glass Heishi Sliced beads, Ghana - AT1373$12.00Vintage light brown glass heishi sliced beads, Ghana, 14 inch strand, beads measure 8mm in diameter. African Item 1373Lost Wax Brass Hair Beads with Coral Prosser Beads, Old, Niger- AT0314Lost Wax Brass Hair Beads with Coral Prosser Beads, Old, Niger- AT0314$150.00Lost Wax Brass Hair Beads with Coral Prosser Beads, Old, Niger or Burkino Faso. Worn in Niger as hair adornments by young women. African Item 0314
Mala Prayer Beads, Faux Amber, Egypt - AT0093Mala Prayer Beads, Faux Amber, Egypt - AT0093$60.00Amber resin Mala strand prayer beads, Egypt, old African Item 0093 Matched Akoso Powder Glass Beads, Rare, Africa - AT0197Matched Akoso Powder Glass Beads, Rare, Africa - AT0197$160.00Matched Akoso beads (powder glass), Rare, Africa. 19th century. Beads measure approximately 12mm each. African Item 0197Matched Bohemian Black Glass Beads, Vintage, African Trade - AT1108bMatched Bohemian Black Glass Beads, Vintage, African Trade - AT1108b$36.00Matched Bohemian Black Glass Beads, Vintage, African Trade African Item 1108bMatched Krobo Glass Eye beads, African Trade - AT0164Matched Krobo Glass Eye beads, African Trade - AT0164$55.00Matched Venetian glass eye beads, African Trade. African Item 0164 11-13mm end to endMatched Venetian Glass Black, Green and Yellow Bicone King beads, Antique - AT0202Matched Venetian Glass Black, Green and Yellow Bicone King beads, Antique - AT0202$280.00Matched Venetian Glass Black, Green and Yellow Bicone King beads, late 1800's. Some wear on beads, due to age and use. 46 beads on strand. 11-16mm. African Item 0202
Mauritanian Beaded Necklaces with Vintage Tribal Tuareg Talisman Pendant - AT1421Mauritanian Beaded Necklaces with Vintage Tribal Tuareg Talisman Pendant - AT1421$50.00Mauritanian Beaded Necklaces with Vintage Tribal Tuareg Talisman pendant. Three necklaces available with some variations. Price per necklace. Please let us know which necklace you would like. African Item 1421 Right necklaces is still available. Mauritanian Kiffa beads, Antique - AT0003Mauritanian Kiffa beads, Antique - AT0003$695.00Antique Kiffa beads, mix of red and blue triangles. 43 beads. Very nice, although some beads are in imperfect condition. Made in Kiffa, Mauritania, used as women's hair adornments. African Item 0003Millefiori Venetian Trade Beads - AT0470Millefiori Venetian Trade Beads - AT0470$50.00Millefiori Red, Yellow and Blue Venetian Trade beads, early to mid 1900's. 48 beads. Various sizes. Range around 15-16mm hole-to-hole and 8mm diameter. African Item 0470Mixed American Flag Chevrons, Yellow, Blue and Red Aja Beads, Antique, Ghana - AT1461Mixed American Flag Chevrons, Yellow, Blue and Red Aja Beads, Antique, Ghana - AT1461$65.00Mixed sliced American Flag Chevrons and yellow, blue and red Aja beads, Awali, Ghana, early 1900's. Varying sizes, approximately 3-5mm hole to hole. African Item 1461Mixed Antique European White, Blue and Other Mixed Glass Beads, W. Africa - AT0677Mixed Antique European White, Blue and Other Mixed Glass Beads, W. Africa - AT0677$195.00Mixed Antique European White, Blue and Other Mixed Glass Beads, W. Africa (AT0677) A few beads might be considered Dutch Moon beads on this strand. A nice group of large beads. Lots to work with for your original designs. Originally would have been manufactured in Europe in the 1700's. 45 beads. 32" of beads on strand. Bead sizes and shapes vary, from 11-23mm diameter. 1700's to 1800's. African Item 0677
Mixed Antique Venetian Millefiori Trade Beads, Ghana - AT0291Mixed Antique Venetian Millefiori Trade Beads, Ghana - AT0291$85.00Mixed Antique Yellow, Green, Blue and Red Venetian Millefiori Trade Beads, Ghana. Late 1800's. 63 beads. Some chipping and wear due to age. Lots of variation on size, from 9mm to 15mm end to end. African Item 0291Mixed brass and copper beads, old, group of 7, African Trade - AT0439Mixed brass and copper beads, old, group of 7, African Trade - AT0439$24.00Mixed brass and copper beads, old, group of 7, African Trade. Varied sizes. Cylindrical bead measures 29.3mm long. Round beads measure between 11-17mm. African Item 0439Mixed Brass Beads, Africa - AT1629Mixed Brass Beads, Africa - AT1629$28.00Mixed Brass Beads, Vintage, Africa. Some nice spacers here. African Item 1629Mixed Graduated Teal Blue Faded Excavated Ancient Glass Medium Sized Nila Beads, Mali - AT0629Mixed Graduated Teal Blue Faded Excavated Ancient Glass Medium Sized Nila Beads, Mali - AT0629$60.00Mixed Graduated Teal Blue Faded Excavated Ancient Glass Medium Sized Nila Beads, Mali This group is a little more worn with age. Strands measure approximately 25" each. Bead sizes range from 6-11mm in diameter depending on strand, so please let us know what size beads you prefer. The colors of the beads in these strands come out when treated with a tiny bit of olive oil (rub a little on your hands and then handle the beads). It brings out all their blues and greens! Also referred to as Dardig beads. Made along the river Niger. Excavated in Mali. 600-1000 years old. 8 strands available. Buy 3 nila strands (any type) - get 4th strand free! Mix and match ok. Free strand will be lower or equal value. African Item 0629 Mixed Size and Color MultiColor Ancient Excavated Nila Beads, Mali - AT0664Mixed Size and Color MultiColor Ancient Excavated Nila Beads, Mali  - AT0664$36.00Mixed Size and Color Multi-Color Ancient Excavated Nila Beads, Mali. Strands vary in size of beads and color - We have a lot of these strands with beads of many shapes and colors - please indicate preferred colors in your order summary or email us. Price is per strand. African Item 0664
Mudcloth Batik Bone Beads, Vintage, Africa - AT0218Mudcloth Batik Bone Beads, Vintage, Africa - AT0218$24.00Vintage Mudcloth Batik Bone Beads, Africa 10-13mm African Item 0218Multicolor Ancient Excavated Small Djenne Nila Beads, Mali - AT0163Multicolor Ancient Excavated Small Djenne Nila Beads, Mali - AT0163$30.00Multicolor Ancient Excavated Small Djenne Nila Beads, Mali. Approximately 600 years old. Each strand is slightly different, but we have more of each of these 3 types. Approximately 28" each. Bead sizes in 2-4mm range. African Item 0163 Off-White Vintage Carved African Antelope Bone Bead Strand from the African Trade - AT1568Off-White Vintage Carved African Antelope Bone Bead Strand from the African Trade - AT1568$16.00Off-White Vintage Carved African Antelope Bone Bead Strand from the African Trade. Old strand purchased in the 1980's by Rita for her designs. 14.5mm beads, 14 inch strand. African Item 1568 Old African Faux Amber Necklace with Black Wood and Glass Spacers and Brass Spacers - AT1290Old African Faux Amber Necklace with Black Wood and Glass Spacers and Brass Spacers - AT1290$55.00Old African "Amber" Faux Amber Necklace with Black Wood and Glass Spacers and Brass Spacers Faux amber beads measure 24-28 x 28-32mm. Made of Bakelite or Plastic Resin. 7 faux amber beads on strand. Necklace measures approximately 28" in length. Amber could be used for focal beads in other designs. African Item 1290Old Golden Yellow Faux Amber Beads, Strand, Mixed Shapes, Lightweight - AT0647Old Golden Yellow Faux Amber Beads, Strand, Mixed Shapes, Lightweight - AT0647$42.00Old Golden Yellow Faux Amber Beads, Strand, Mixed Shapes, Lightweight Great to use without adding a lot of weight to your necklace design. Strand weighs 68 grams (less than 3 oz). Still beads have substantial feel, not flimsy. Germany, early 1900's. Bakelite or other plastic. Not real amber. 50 beads total. 26" strand including raffia. Bead sizes range from 12-17mm diameter. Some wear on these beads. A few strands available. Let us know if you prefer one with more variations or more similarity between beads. African Item 0647
Raised Eye beads, Millefiori beads, Zen beads, Yellow King Venetian Beads, Antique - AT0787Raised Eye beads, Millefiori beads, Zen beads, Yellow King Venetian Beads, Antique - AT0787$495.00Venetian Trade beads including Yellow King beads, Raised Eye beads, Millefiori beads, Zen beads, and Fancy beads. This is a gorgeous strand of beads, from the 1800's. Good to very good condition. 88 beads, sizes and shapes vary from 7 to 16mm. African Item 0787Red Large Pigeon Egg Beads, Ethiopia - AT0622Red Large Pigeon Egg Beads, Ethiopia - AT0622$58.00Red Large Pigeon Egg Beads, Ethiopia. Late 1800's or early 1900's. Some lovely wear on these. Beads measure 23-24mm diameter and 28-29mm hole-to-hole. 3 strands available. African Item 0622 Red Whiteheart Beads, Africa - AT0469Red Whiteheart Beads, Africa - AT0469$12.00Small Red Whiteheart Beads, Africa. 3-4cm each. Approximately 190 beads. African Item 0469 Red, yellow and green Vulcanite disks, Bohemia - AT0021Red, yellow and green Vulcanite disks, Bohemia - AT0021$28.00Red, yellow and green Vulcanite disks, Bohemia, early 1900's. 34 inch strand. African Item 0021Russian Blues Hand-Faceted Glass Trade beads - AT0053Russian Blues Hand-Faceted Glass Trade beads - AT0053$200.00Russian Blues hand-faceted glass trade beads. Made in Europe, traded in Africa. Early 1900's. 80 beads. Good to very good condition. African Item 0053
Sliced Brown, Olive and Red Striped Chevron Beads, Vintage - AT0215Sliced Brown, Olive and Red Striped Chevron Beads, Vintage - AT0215$45.00Strand of sliced Vintage Chevron beads, in brown, olive green, and red stripes. Very nice for use in designing necklaces! 2-4mm African Item 0215Small Matched Venetian Yellow Jacket Chevron African Trade Bead Slices - AT1572Small Matched Venetian Yellow Jacket Chevron African Trade Bead Slices - AT1572$110.00Small Matched Venetian Black and Yellow Chevron African Trade Bead Slices. 30" strand. Lots of beads. 5.7mm diameter. Made in Venice. Traded in Africa. Late 1800s to Mid-1900s African Item 1572Tiny African Brass Spacer Beads, Vintage or Antique - AT1643aTiny African Brass Spacer Beads, Vintage or Antique - AT1643a$28.00Tiny brass beads, vintage or antique. Useful as spacers. African Item 1643a Tiny Green and Black Vintage Chevrons, African Trade - AT1497Tiny Green and Black Vintage Chevrons, African Trade - AT1497$25.00Tiny Green and Brown/Black Striped Vintage Chevrons, African Trade. Beads measure 2.5mm each. 30" strand. African Item 1497White and Blue Ancient Excavated Smaller Nila Beads, Mali - AT0614White and Blue Ancient Excavated Smaller Nila Beads, Mali - AT0614$30.00White and Blue Ancient Excavated Smaller Nila Beads, Mali Approximately 600 years old. Bead sizes in 3-5mm range. African Item 0614
White on Black Swirl Matched Venetian beads, Antique, African Trade - AT0719White on Black Swirl Matched Venetian beads, Antique, African Trade - AT0719$260.00White on black swirl Venetian beads from the African Trade. 35mm each. Good condition. African Item 0719White Skunk Beads, Green Dutch Delft Dabwa Beads and other Venetian Beads, Antique - AT0939White Skunk Beads, Green Dutch Delft Dabwa Beads and other Venetian Beads, Antique - AT0939$295.00Antique Venetian beads from the African Trade, including Green Dutch Delft Dabwa beads, White Skunk Trade Beads with with blue dots, and Kente Venetian Trade beads. African Item 0939White Skunk Venetian Trade Beads, Ethiopia - AT0751White Skunk Venetian Trade Beads, Ethiopia - AT0751$128.00White Skunk Venetian Trade Beads, Ethiopia AT0751 1900's. Approximately 59 beads/strand, 9-11mm hole-to-hole. We have 2 strands available. African Item 0751 White Venetian Eye beads with Circle-Dot Motif, Rare, Antique - AT0055White Venetian Eye beads with Circle-Dot Motif, Rare, Antique - AT0055$210.00Rare White Venetian "eye" beads with circle-dot motif. Late 1800's. Approximately 7mm (10mm diameter), beads vary in size. 137 beads. African Item 0055Yellow and Blue Striped Watermelon Chevrons - AT0273Yellow and Blue Striped Watermelon Chevrons - AT0273$35.00Yellow and Blue Striped Watermelon Chevrons. 57 beads. 11-16mm each. African Item 0273
Yellow King Venetian Trade Beads, Antique, African Trade - AT0728Yellow King Venetian Trade Beads, Antique, African Trade - AT0728$250.00Yellow King Venetian trade beads mixed with Eye beads, Antique. Wound glass beads, made in Venice, traded in Africa. Mid to late 1800's. 46 beads, 12 to 19mm. These are called "King" beads as it is said they were worn by African Kings or Chiefs. African Item 0728 Yoruba necklace with brass spacers, blue glass beads and brass pendant, Africa - AT1650Yoruba necklace with brass spacers, blue glass beads and brass pendant, Africa - AT1650$30.00Vintage Yoruba necklace with brass spacers, blue glass beads and brass pendant, Africa. African Item 1650