African Trade Bead Strand of Fancy Italian/Venetian Eye beads from the early 1900's. These tube shaped beads are white glass with red and aqua blue eyes and combed feather accents. These antique beads were handmade in Venice using traditional bead making techniques. They are lamp work beads with glass trail decoration. The beads are 12mm in diameter and vary in length from 5-20mm in length.
The top of the strand has red, white and blue five layer chevrons. This long strand of beads is on raffia and is 28 " long. It can easily slip over your head. It is from the mid to late 1800's originating from Venice, Italy and collected in Mali, Africa. (We recommend restringing it before wearing) There are a few dings and chips on these antique beads, which add to their beauty and story. You are getting this exact strand of beads
Size: 5-20 x 12mm
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