Old and rare African white heart (red on outside, white on interior) trade beads strung in a simple but impactful strand. Peppered with sterling beads and a floral drop, this is a perfect layering piece to add color or to wear alone as an accent.
These glass trade beads were once used as currency and worn for ceremonial rituals. Glass beads were originally brought to Africa from Portuguese and Venetian explorers in the 4th century.
Glass white heart African trade beads, sterling beads and toggle. 19"