$1,650.00

SKU: US21199 Category: Product ID: 3351

Description

NECKLACE – 100+ MANDRAL WOUND LIGHT AQUA BLUE  029 GLASS BEADS, LARGE COMPLETE STRAND, ITALIAN MADE, VERY OLD AND VERY RARE AS A SET, 17TH TO EARLY 18TH CENTURY – EXCAVATED AT HAMMOND STATION, NEW YORK WHICH WAS AN EARLY ALGOUNQUIN CONTACT SITE. THESE LARGE GLASS BEADS WERE MADE BY WINDING GLASS AROUND A ROD – AN EXPENSIVE AND TIME CONSUMING PROCESS. A COMPLETE STRAND IN GRADUATED SIZES IS VERY RARE AND RESERVED FOR GIFTS TO HIGH RANKING INDIANS. MOST TRADE BEADS ARE SMALL AND CHEAPLY MADE.