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Antique Red Skunk Trade Beads

Antique Red Skunk Trade Beads

$40.00

This is a strand of 11 Antique red and white Skunk Glass Beads.
They are a lovely bright red color with white dots. These beads are large 12mm rounds with large 3-4mm beading holes. Created using the wound, or drawn glass production method. Skunk Beads represent one of the earliest forms of 'lampwork', a process which involves the addition of small glass globules to a set surface, giving the 3-D raised effect.
  • They are European made and were traded to Africa.
  • They show some signs of wear and pitting, which adds to their beauty and story. 
  • Circa 1900's
  • Size: 12mm
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