¤ Antique 6 and 7 layer chevron trade beads, made in Venice, Italy and traded into Africa.
I think I could make these by pressing indentations into rolled cane. "Antique Venetian seven layer chevron drawn cane bead collected from Africa. Sometimes these seven layer chevron beads are referred to as 'Trade Beads'.
Other Names: Chevron, Star, Rosetta Type of bead: chevron Made in: Venice Collected From: Africa Approximate Age: 1400s-1500s Overall Condition: excellent Damage, Repair: old pitting Strand length: 39 inches. 45 beads FABULOUS Strand of old Venetian 7 layer chevrons traded in Africa in the 1400s and 1500s.