African trade beads that are striped chevron glass beads in a rounded barrel shape. The beads were made in Italy then traded to Africa in the early 1900's. These Italian Chevrons beads have a white core and green, red and blue stripes. They were made in a multi-step process where glass canes were fused, then cut to reveal these lovely star patterns. The colors are vibrant and the finish is glossy. The beads are in remarkably good shape for their age, but there may be small pits or chips.
- Size: 4 x 5mm
Sold in a package of 12 beads
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