Stylish-reworked African vinyl trade beaded necklace with a secured large clasp made from sterling silver.
African vinyl trade beads are a type of bead that were widely used in Africa for trade and as currency during the 19th and early 20th centuries. They were introduced to Africa by European traders and quickly became a popular medium of exchange, particularly in West and Central Africa. The beads were made in Europe and came in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes, and were highly valued by African communities for their decorative and symbolic properties.
African vinyl trade bead necklaces were and still are often used for traditional African ceremonies, rituals, and adornment. They are typically made by stringing the beads together to form a necklace, and they can range from simple single-strand designs to complex multi-strand arrangements. The beads may also be combined with other decorative elements, such as shells, seeds, or coins.
Today, African vinyl trade bead necklaces are highly sought after by collectors and aficionados of African art and culture, and they continue to play an important role in African cultural heritage and traditions.
Made by Kingdom Jewelry using authentic Vinyl Trade Beads.