Venetian blue eye beads
Venetian blue eye beads
Venetian blue eye beads

Venetian blue eye beads

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$850.00
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$850.00
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   These Venetian glass eye beads were made during the 1800’s. They have a wound-glass core with raised (vivid) blue eyes worked onto them in parallel patterns. They are getting hard to find and are a rare version of eye beads. 
   Traded into Africa and revered by tribes as “heirloom” beads, they were highly prized and often worn by chieftains. 
   Eye beads have been considered “protective” by many cultures for thousands of years. 
   
   This strand has 41 beads (approximately 15mm) in great condition and the strand measures approximately 24”.