Gooseberry Beads, Antique Venetian 5mm


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  • Antique Venetian Gooseberry beads from the African trade 5mm diameter
  • 28-inch strands in excellent condition
  • Made from the 1600s to early 1900s in Venice, Italy
  • Widely traded in the Americas, as well as Africa and other places
  • Not to be confused with replicas or new Indonesian striped beads of various colors now also being called "gooseberry"
  • The real beads often had a greenish tinge and resembled actual gooseberries