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Multi-Colored Glass Wedding Bead (Trade Bead) Earrings - West Africa

Price: $125.00





Title: Glass Wedding Bead Earrings

Material: Glass & sterling silver wire

People: Various

Country: West Africa

Description: Wedding beads from Czechoslovakia
were used to trade as money in West Africa. They
are called wedding beads because each time a guy
dated a girl, he would bestow the girl he was courting
with a glass bead like this. The more beads she gathered,
the more desirable she'd become as a bride and hence
considered good wedding material!

Dimensions: 1 3/4" height x 5/8 width x 5/8 depth

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