Collection: Tribal Trade Beads

In Africa, trade beads were brought by Europeans mostly from Venice to West Africa. Europeans used African trade beads in exchange for services and goods, such as palm oil, gold, and ivory.

The trade with Africa was successful because Africans placed a high value on decorative items, and used beads as a currency, as a measurement of wealth, and to show status in society.

Trade beads were made from different materials in different styles, such as seeds, shells, clay, glass, stone, wood, minerals and metals. African trade beads include Chevron trade beads, Millefiori trade beads, Ghana Krobo beads, feather trade beads, striped melon trade beads and king eye beads.

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African Tribal Art - Trade Beads - Venetian - Millefiori - Collectibles Beads
Antique Millefiori Trade Beads
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$78
African Tribal Art - Trade Beads - Bronze - Necklaces - Collectibles - Yoruba
African Tribal Art - Trade Beads - Bronze - Necklaces - Collectibles - Yoruba
Bronze Bell Trade Beads Necklace
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$475
African Tribal Art  - Trade Beads - Necklaces
African Tribal Art  - Trade Beads - Necklaces
Kiffa Trade Beads Necklace
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$220
African Tribal Art - Trade Beads - Collectibles - Necklaces
African Tribal Art - Trade Beads - Collectibles - Necklaces
Large Venetian Chevron Trade Beads
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$620
African Tribal Art - Trade Beads - Venetian - Millefiori - Collectibles Beads
African Tribal Art - Trade Beads - Venetian - Millefiori - Collectibles Beads
Millefiori African Trade Beads
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$140
African Tribal Art - Trade Beads - Venetian - Millefiori - Collectibles Beads
African Tribal Art - Trade Beads - Venetian - Millefiori - Collectibles Beads
Mixed Millefiori Beads
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$60
African Tribal Art - Trade Beads - Russian - Blue Faced - Collectibles Beads
African Tribal Art - Trade Beads - Russian - Blue Faced - Collectibles Beads
Russian Blue Faceted Trade Beads
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$77