Antique Chevron Trade Bead, Ethiopian Brass and Sponge Coral Necklace

Antique African trade beads made in the early 1900's in Europe were used for bartering with African people. African trade beads came about as a result of the need for traders along the route between Europe and Africa for a currency to trade with the Africans.

Over the years I have purchased many of these fascinating beads. Investigating the history of African trade beads is a tricky task. The Chevron Beads can be easily identified by the "saw tooth" on each end. Many beads feature tell-tale signs of antiquity, such as pitting and small fractures. There are some beads, which to the trained eye, can be dated based on certain aesthetics; the way they are cut, their shape, and even designs can be indicative of the century, or era they were made.

The very large Tabular Brass Beads are made using the lost wax method. Sponge Coral (dyed), orange Vintage White Heart Beads, and Handmade Brass Heishi complete this one of a kind Ethnic style necklace.
The necklace strands are 25-1/2 inches and 28 inches. It closes with a gold plated brass toggle clasp.

ITEM ID
BR-000572
TYPE
Artisan
COLOR
Bronze, Orange
STONE
Coral
STYLE
Ethnic, Tribal, OOAK One-of-a-Kind
ITEM TYPE
Contemporary
MATERIAL
Brass, Beads, Glass, Mixed Media

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Antique Chevron Trade Bead, Ethiopian Brass and Sponge Coral Necklace

$140

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