Fabulous Striped Venetian African Trade Beads. They are from an old broken raffia necklace. Oval Chevron beads created in Venice in the late 1800's. These beads have a white glass base with multi-colored stripes (blue green red). These antique beads were handmade in Venice using traditional bead making techniques. The Italians are famous for making the highest quality glass beads. They are 7mm in diameter with a length that varies from 10-14mm. You are getting 5 beads. Venetian Chevron or star beads are the most beautiful, recognizable and collectable of all of the African "Trade Beads".
There are a few dings and chips on these antique beads, which add to their beauty and story.
- Average Size: 12 x 7mm
- Sold in packages of 6 beads