Striped Lampwork "Red, White, and Blue" Antique Venetian Trade Beads


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  • Antique Venetian Lampworked Trade Beads, largest 10x15mm
  • 74 beads on a long 29-inch strand in excellent condition
  • Only one strand available
  • Made in Venice in the mid-1800s
  • Lampworking is an ancient bead-making technique, which the Venetians developed in to a fine art during the 1300s. Basically it involves melting glass rods of various thicknesses over a flame and manipulating the glass first to from the core of the bead, and then to decorate its surface. In Murano men typically made the cores, and women decorated the beads.
  • Read more about Lampworked beads and other classic Trade Beads in the African Resources section of our FAQ Page.