African Trade Beads
African Trade Beads are worn to indicate status: royalty; marriage; coming of age; culture of individual tribes....beads of other materials are included.
Unique ethnic jewelry and tribal jewelry
Anna Holland, creator Dorje Designs, "Over years, I have been drawn to study antique & ancient beads & artifacts. Impetus & inspiration is fed by fascinating history &stories behind these pieces of stone, shell, glass, & metal that are decades, centuries &, at times, millennia old. My creations combine beads, amulets, pendants, & other relics from various ages, cultures, & religions into one-of-a-kind necklaces &earrings."
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by Luda Hunter | Old Millefiori star murrine Venetian glass beads traded in Africa are combined with old carnelian stone beads. Gold vermeil bead caps surround the Venetian beads with African Vulcanite heishi spacers throughout the necklace as protection between each bead. Finished with gold vermeil end beads and clasp. | 262$
A strand of blue Hebron beads dating to the late 1700`s and originating from The Dead Sea. | They were imported into Nigeria in the early 1900`s by the Hauser traders. | Usually very eroded and gnarly in appearance. Blue Hebrons are the most difficult to find, with Green in second place, and yellow being the most 'common'.