A long strand of Venetian African Trade "American Flag" Chevron Rosetta Beads VB_0269


A long strand of Venetian African Trade "American Flag" Chevron Rosetta Beads.

Beads graduate from approximately 7x7mm to 12x14mm, 2mm hole. The strand is 38 inches long without stringing, with approximately 113 beads. Weighing 182 grams per strand.

These beads are in very 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 15th and 16th centuries, and the latest are still being made by artisans.   

IMPORTANT NOTE. In the world of beads, and especially ancient and antique beads, errors in identification are common. We do our best to research and classify our beads accurately, however, mistakes are certainly possible. If you are a bead expert and notice any errors in the description, we invite you to please contact us and let us know. We are always grateful for any new information. We also accept returns no questions asked. See our Return Policy for detail.

COLORS: Our photos are taken in different lighting in an attempt to show how beads look in different lighting conditions. We make every effort to show colors as accurately as possible. The white background photos are taken in daylight conditions. The black background photos are taken in the strong lab light and would be representative of what they would look like in the evening electric light. Some of the photos are backlit to emphasize their translucency. Note that monitor settings strongly affect the way the colors look. What you see on your monitor may differ from what you see with the naked eye depending on your monitor settings.

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