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Rare Antique Banded Venetian Millefiori African Trade Beads

Rare Antique Banded Venetian Millefiori African Trade Beads

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Introducing a set of four beautiful and rare OLD matching BANDED millefiori Venetian mosaic glass trade beads. These exquisite beads were crafted in Venice and played a significant role in the African trade during the early 1900s. Perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of antique trade beads, these gems are sure to enhance any collection.

  • Size: 11 - 12 mm in length and 11 - 12 mm in diameter
  • Condition: Very good condition with lightly beveled ends and very light chipping (see photos)

The millefiori technique used to create these beads involves the layering and fusing of multiple layers of colored glass, forming intricate mosaic patterns. This method, perfected by Venetian artisans, results in the distinctive and vibrant designs that make each bead unique.

These beads were highly prized in the African trade, especially in regions like Ghana, where they were used as currency and symbols of wealth and status. The rich history and craftsmanship behind these beads make them invaluable artifacts of cultural and economic significance.

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