Art Glass Clear Red Crow Trade Beads Long 22" Glass Necklace
$50.00 SEE THE LAST PHOTO Glass hand done beads are sensational,and the color is Dynamic! A great example of old trade beads on the original cord. These trade beads were purchased from the Bead Museum here in Glendale when they closed the store six years ago.The last picture is of the back cover of a current fashion magazine showing trade bead necklaces. This is a wonderful necklace of handmade crow beads, trade beads. These are fair trade beads, made in Africa. They are handcrafted so there are slight variations in the beads. They are approximately 6mm across and have a rich transparent red color. They are glass beads. Runway worthy and ready to wear. Age appropriate condition.
These beads are part of the ancient and enduring trade in beads that spans more than two millennia and once stretched from the Middle East to East Asia and affected areas as far apart as West Africa and the American Pacific coast. Beads are universal and among the earliest art forms. Beads were ubiquitous in the ancient world serving as decoration, magical charms and powers, mnemonic and counting devices and symbols of wealth and status.
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