These stands of 4-layer chevron trade beads are great for expressing your unique high African style. Can be worn as a necklace, a wrist wrap or break then apart for your own project.
Chevron beads are a variety of layered glass beads that were first created by Venetian artisans in Northern Italy in the late 1400s. Chevron beads were traded across the world especially in West Africa where they were introduced by Europeans.
Chevrons are very popular beads, and there are many large private collections in Africa, Europe and America. These beads remain in very high regard in Africa and are still worn to show prestige, at special ceremonies and are often buried with the dead making for interesting stories of grave robbers looting for antique beads.
These beads have moved between continents, countries and owners for decades. Imperfections are possible and only add to the character.