Venetian African Trade 4-layer Striped Chevron Rosetta Beads VB_0021


Set of 6 Antique Venetian Chevron 4-layer trade beads dates to the late 1800s - early 1900s.  These are 13-15.5 mm in diameter and 6-6-9.8 mm long. All beads are in good condition. One of the bits has a depression on one end of the bead - it is not a chip, just a flat size of the otherwise cylindrical bead. See the second photo for the details.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

These beads are in good antique condition, but they have traveled far and wide, and some wear such as nicks, scratches, and chips is expected.

Please examine the photos for details.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

Chevron, or Rosetta, drawn beads are perhaps the most treasured beads among Venetian African Trade beads.  The oldest 7-layer chevrons date back to the 15-16th centuries, and the latest are still being made by artisans.  

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