Millefiore assorted colour mid size beads bracelet

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Millefiore assorted colour mid size beads bracelet

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Widely recognized for their aesthetically appealing flower designs, these beads are a favourite of African bead collectors the world over. One of the reasons for the popularity of Millefiore beads amongst collectors is the fact that each bead is handmade. As such, when making their purchase, the collector can rest assured that they are adding a very unique and one-of-a-kind bead to their collection.

Millefiori is a word which literally means "thousand flowers”. Millefiori are handcrafted beads that have flower designs layered into them. Because they are handmade, each bead is unique. There are no two beads alike. They are cherished for their history and age. To many, they are known as "African Trade Beads." Most Millefiori trade beads have travelled multiple contents, including Europe, Africa, and the United States.

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Widely recognized for their aesthetically appealing flower designs, these beads are a favourite of African bead collectors the world over. One of the reasons for the popularity of Millefiore beads amongst collectors is the fact that each bead is handmade. As such, when making their purchase, the collector can rest assured that they are adding a very unique and one-of-a-kind bead to their collection.

Millefiori is a word which literally means "thousand flowers”. Millefiori are handcrafted beads that have flower designs layered into them. Because they are handmade, each bead is unique. There are no two beads alike. They are cherished for their history and age. To many, they are known as "African Trade Beads." Most Millefiori trade beads have travelled multiple contents, including Europe, Africa, and the United States.

Each bead is a work of art that should be cherished to the fullest. Millefiori trade beads make great centerpieces for necklaces and jewellery. True, they are quite an investment, but I guarantee, it is well worth it. You can have a lot of fun with these great beads!

Beaded African jewellery can give out as much information as is written or spoken, it has its own language and much can be derived about history, culture and status. The rich history of Ghanaian beads dates back to ancient times when they were first used as the King’s currency for the exchange of slaves, textiles and alcohol. Later on, they became popular in the ancient coming of age rituals for girls. Today, they are valuable as foreign exchange earners, as well as tourist attractions. The modern day woman – both African and non-African, is rediscovering the beauty of these Ghana beads which are today growing in popularity.

 The colours of Ghana beads have meaning. For instance, in certain parts of Ghana, white coloured beads evoke fertility; blue coloured ones are associated with purity; while golden ones are a symbol of wealth. Bodom beads are yellow with a diamond shape design of a darker color such as blue and were traditionally produced to be worn exclusively by African chiefs. Once you know what the colors of your beads symbolize, wearing them becomes a much more personal experience