Africa Direct
Africa Direct

5 Loose Yellow Triangular Bohemian Trade Beads

AvailabilityIn stock
Special Price $33.00 Regular Price $49.00
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Type of Object Molded glass
Made In Europe
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age Mid 20th century
Overall Condition Fair to good. Some of our beads have traveled at least three continents, and have graced numerous owners.
Damage/Repair Cracks, dirt, chips, pitting.
Bead Size 30-32 mm long. See picture with ruler for size comparison.
Brand Unbranded
Style Beads
Type Loose Beads

"Wedding Beads" were made in the Czech Republic specifically for the African trade in the 1950s and started being exported from Africa to the US and Europe in the 1980s.

These beads come in several different shapes, colors and patterns. One of the most popular shape is the round tear drop. Another attractive shape is the flat tear drop. "Wedding beads" also were made as flat tabular shapes, stylized claw shapes and other varieties.