Antique Venetian African Trade Bead Necklace

Antique Venetian African Trade Bead Necklace
This rich strand of  antique Venetian trade beads is a fine collection unto itself. Among them are 19th C yellow bodom-style beads,rare old black and white eye beads, natural bauxite, and antique white-hearts long appreciated by tribal peoples and contemporary collectors.A handmade stamped silver toggle clasp from Thailand and rosewood prayer beads from Burma add to the eclectic mix. The sterling bee charm is a signature used by Deborah Garner on original designs.This one of a kind necklace measures 22 inches long and is suitable for men and women.
 
See Lois Dubin's The History of Beads from 30,000 BC to the Present for more information on these beautiful old beads collected in Africa in the late 70s. 


$298