Small Turquoise Glass Trade Beads, Kenya enjoy this beautiful and unique turquoise strand of glass trade beads Kenya. Handcrafted by artisans each bead is individually carved and polished, and is truly a one of a kind work of art.
Each strand of beads has been artfully assembled with skill and joy. Imperfection is inherently part of its character. Minor variation of color/shape/size is expected for handmade artisan crafted products, it is desirable and not considered a manufacturing defect.
DIMENSIONS: Strand Length:14.00 (in)Bead Width:1/8 (in)Bead Depth:1/8 (in) strand contains 70 beads each, hand crafted item so measurements are close but approximated
MATERIALS: Hand carved glass beads, straw rope
ORIGIN: Kenya, East Africa
FACTS & HISTORY: Trade beads are beads that were used as a medium of barter within and amongst communities. They are considered to be one of the earliest forms of trade between members of the human race. It has also been surmised that bead trading was one of the reasons why humans developed language.