Trade Bead & Brass Necklace

Product Code: N00045


From the 15th century to the early 20th, boats laden with exotic goods plied Kenya’s coastline. The spoils of Africa were swapped for silk and beautiful beads from Bohemia, Venice and the Netherlands. This necklace is a mix of beads that are referred to as the 'modern day' trade bead. You could trek your way across most of the African continent following the history of these beads!

Made from recycled glass, individually cast and hand painted with melted glass. Amazing!

  • Feature brass and ceramic beads.
  • Drop approximately 58cm.
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