Uncanny Artist Ephemera and Objects for Artists and Collectors
  • Vintage Striped African Trade Beads

    $25.00
    There is only 1 item left in stock.
    This item consists of 3 strands of Vintage Striped African Trade Beads, made in Czechoslovakia in the first half of the 20th century.  Made by hand, the beads show variations in width and stripe markings.  One strand has white stripes on a deep blue background and measures 26" long with over 300 beads, each measuring 0.125" (3mm) in diameter.  One strand has red stripes on a white background and measures 25" long with over 200 beads, each measuring 0.1875" (5mm) in diameter.  One strand has deep blue stripes on a white background and measures 25" long with about 350 beads, each measuring 0.0925" (2.5mm) in diameter.  All of the strands are strung on rafia cords.  These Vintage Striped African Trade Beads are in very good condition.