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Vintage Tribal Trade Beads

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  • Beautifully aged, very old strands of white beads found in Mali Africa, called 'Green Heart' beads, made sometime between 1400 and 1800s in Murano, Venice. They are derived from the "white heart" beads known as "Cornaline D'Aleppo" and although these beads are called green hearts, they have a white center core and another layer of white glass on the outside. These beads are so old that some of the outer layers have chipped off and cracked, making this very rustic-looking glass. Add visual interest to your vignettes by styling these beads draped over books, bowls, or baskets.

  • Why you'll love it: These Green Heart beads are also known as the Hudson Bay Trade Beads and this name refers to European explorers (known as Hudson Bay Trading Company) that ventured into North America to trade beads with local tribes for valuables. This vintage treasure has a rich history that has and will last for generations to come.

  • Materials: Vintage glass

  • Dimensions: Approximate Number of Beads: 170, strand Length: 32" 

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Fair trade products are primarily handcrafted and made from natural, sustainable, and recycled materials, therefore slight imperfections and color variations may occur.

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Fair Wage

Artisans are paid a fair wage for their work breaking the cycle of poverty and working towards brighter futures.


Products are created using only materials that are natural, local, or sustainable.

Socially Conscious

Promotion of gender equality, equal pay for equal work. and free from discrimination, forced labor, and child labor.


Artisans preserve culture by handcrafting pieces with traditional art forms passed down for generations.