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Two Green Trade Bead Friendship Bracelets

  • Worn as a symbol of friendship, these unique bracelets are strung with handmade, African trade beads.

    These coveted beads are crafted in South Africa using recycled glass. The bracelet is fashioned on jewelry-grade elastic for a comfortable fit. Sold as a set of two. Fair trade.

  • African trade beads were brought to West Africa over 500 years ago by Arab traders. The beads were used as a form of currency (hence the name "trade beads"). The most decorative beads were produced by creating flowers or stripes from glass canes, that were then cut and moulded onto a core of solid color.

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