excellent condition 1900 - 1960, Venice, Italy
12 strings of Venetian White Heart Trade beads. Also known as 'Hudson bay beads in America' or Cornaline d'Aleppo.
"The word "cornaline" is French for carnelian, a type of agate often used as currency among inter-trading tribes in Africa. "Aleppo" on the other hand, is the name of a small town in Syria. Some suggest the reference to Aleppo was inspired by the fact that it was once an important trading post between Africa and Asia. "
"Today, many bead collectors and artisans enjoy using African white heart beads in their jewelry. White heart beads are more commonly known as Hudson Bay Trade Beads in America. These glass beads have a colored, translucent outside (usually red, turquoise, green, or yellow), and a white center, hence the name "white heart" beads."
4x orange ø 0,7 cm, 66 cm
4x green ø 0,5 cm, 64 cm
4x red ø 0,5 cm, 64 cm
total weight; 1 kg
Insured shipping with tracking: Carefully packed and send by registered mail through PostNL or DPD
Private collection of Floris van Luin, The Netherlands.
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