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Since ancient times, traders have crossed Africa in search of gold, salt, minerals, and even slaves. The currency was spices and most often, beads. Beads were easy to transport, attractive to local people and became regular currency. Throughout history the people of Africa have used beads to decorate themselves, as they continue to do today.
Beads from these ancient routes often have symbolic meaning in African cultures and societies, and many are still made in traditional ways. Today, African trade beads are made into modern items to bring new life into items with significant history.
USA: shipping and handling for this item is $4.00 for the first item and becomes $1.00 when combined with another one of my items.
International: shipping and handling for this item is $13.00 for the first item and becomes $2.00 when combined with another one of my items. EXCEPT THAT ALL ORDERS $200.00 OR MORE WILL ONLY BE SHIPPED EXPRESS MAIL ($48.00 for the first item + $1.50 for each additional item).
Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, China, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain: shipping and handling for this item is $13.00 for the first item and becomes $2.00 when combined with another one of my items. EXCEPT THAT ALL ORDERS $100.00 OR MORE WILL ONLY BE SHIPPED EXPRESS MAIL ($48.00 for the first item + $1.50 for each additional item).
Payments must be received within 2 weeks from the end of sale.
We have been selling ancient coins and artifacts on since 1998 and buy our items from reputable dealers in Europe. All items are guaranteed to be authentic and as described, and are returnable for a refund of the purchase price, within 4 weeks.