White Shell Trade Beads, Kenya these beautiful and unique white strand of shell trade beads are from Kenya. East African Shell beads are handcrafted by artisans using seashells. 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:12.50 (in)Bead Width:1/4 (in)Bead Depth:1/4 (in) hand crafted item so measurements are close but approximated
MATERIALS: Hand carved white seashell 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.