Antique 1800s African Trade Beaded Necklace, Vintage African Ethnic Jewelry Art
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This is a large beaded necklace made of linked African trade beads fastened with straw. Multicolored and primitive with a gorgeous feeling of aristocratic age. Throughout history the natural hues, shapes and craftsmanship of African Beads have recognized them as beautiful additions to symbolic adornments, as well as a useful format of trade currency from the 12th Century until late 19th Century. Prosser Beads are a prime example of a simple design once used as common currency. Now, these coveted beads are much loved for their worn appearance, uneven texture and historic value, a great format of bead for reproducing stunning tribal jewelry, for which Africa has become so well known.
Very old and beautiful African Trade Necklace. It is a total gorgeous piece of jewelry with some nice detailed beads for lovers of this kind of artwork. I can recognize some classics like:
1- Baule Brass Beads
2- Jumbo Chevron Krobo Powder Glass Beads
3- Antique White Green Heart Beads. Venetian glass trade beads. Venetian trade beads used in the African trade in the early 1800s.
4- Probably Russian Blue Glassed Glass.
5- Akoso Powder Glass Beads in orange or perhaps old Yellow Venetian beads.
I am not an expert on African beads; all the info here probably is not accurate. The necklace has one bead dented or broken, but in general look in a very good condition.
Wearable Length: 26" inches / Weight: 180 grams / All measurements are approximate