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4mm BLUE Vulcanic Phono Record Disc Heishi Beads (6 inches) African Trade

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These great Trade Beads are called "Vulcanic" because they were made from vulcanized rubber. At one time early disc music records were made from vulcanized rubber (this was in the 1800's). This is why these are referred to as Phono Record Disc beads. These heishi are hard, like a record album.

This listing is for **6 inches** of BLUE heishi.

These are thin heishi beads, perfect for pairing with old or newer beads. They are very uniform in size, about **4mm** across. The hole measures 1mm.

These beads are from an uncirculated stock coming from a warehouse. They were made in the Czech republic around 20 years ago and are not made now.

Trade beads are true to their name. They were an important part of currency used in trade between Africans and Europeans. The Europeans loaded their ships with beads and "trinkets", among them these beads, and traded them in Africa for gold, coffee and natural resources.

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4mm BLUE Vulcanic Phono Record Disc Heishi Beads (6 inches) African Trade

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  • Craft type: Beading
  • Material: vulcanized rubber
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