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Precious thread of Ghana Chevron beads (Trade Beads)

Ref: KTOU11

Beautiful thread of  Chevron beads, from Ghana, made in the early 1930s.

Since the 16th century, ships bound for Africa and the Americas were supplied with huge quantities of beads. On the outward journey, they used ballast and upon arrival were used to barter spices, fabrics, precious metals and even slaves. A currency that worked on most borders.

Many were Venetian, including chevron and millefiori glass beads.

These beads are now considered collector’s items.​​

(VAT included)

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