Vintage Lamp Work Glass Trade Beaded Earrings hung on Brown Leather Cording and finished with Copper Hooks
• Trade Beads Circa 1950’s-1960’s
• Measurements are 3.5” Long
What are trade beads:
The beads' history dates to the 15th century when Portuguese trading ships arrived on the coast of West Africa to exploit its many resources, including gold, slaves, ivory and palm oil. At that time, glass beads were a major part of the currency exchanged for people and products.