Antique Venetian Rattlesnake & Tic-Tac-Toe Eye African Tribal Trade Bead Strand

For sale: Antique Mixed Venetian Rattlesnake & Tic-Tac-Toe Eye African Tribal Trade Bead Necklace Strand. 31 beads total, 17 tic-tac-toe tubular/barrel beads and 14 rattlesnake beads. Rattlesnake beads are in excellent condition with no appreciable wear, the Tic Tac Toe beads are in acceptable to very good condition, about half of them have small to large chipping present.
African Trade beads are decorative beads that were used as currency between the end of the 15th century thru the 20th century in exchange for goods such as palm oil, spices, gold and slaves. The majority of these beads were created in places like Venice, Bohemia, and Holland. They were valued by Africans as a sign of wealth, social status, currency and adornment.
Approximate Strand length (doubled): 8-1/4"
Approx. Tic Tac Toe Bead Size: 12mm Diameter x 19mm Length
Approx. Rattlesnake Bead Size: 11mm Diameter x 8mm Length
Approx. Total Weight: 3.7 Oz
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