A Mixed Strand Venetian African Trade Chevron Rosetta Beads VB_0274


A Mixed Strand Venetian African Trade Chevron Rosetta Beads. Most of the chevrons are 4-layer,  some with white, green, and maroon stripes,  some white, red, and blue, the "American flag".  There are several long cylindrical Venetian African trade beads on the strand, which are not chevrons.

The strand is about 29" long including rafia, with 61 beads. The smallest chevron bead is about 7x9 mm, the largest is about 13x15mm; the largest cylindrical bead is 41x12mm, and the hole size varies around 3-5mm.

These beads are in a range from good to fair antique condition, with a few substantially chipped beads. 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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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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