Ancient Beads AntiquesAntique Beads Antiques
Ancient pearls from the time around 1000 BC in the European, Indian and Chinese areas have a high value in their designs due to their artistic and artistic expression. Old beads are very long-lasting and resist Mother Nature for hundreds of years. Old pearls of sterling silver are of great value for both esthetic and functional purposes.
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Africa's pearls of Europe came into being when Europe's merchants on their way from Europe to Africa were pushed into an accepted monetary system for exchanging on Africa's territory. Colourfully coloured pearls with complex designs and forms are an excellent match for the most coveted commercial materials, as Africa's cultures had a great need for luxury and exceptional ornamentation.
Classical African ornamental tradition has been handcrafted from the finest metals of metal, silver, gold, silver, bones, ivory etc. and other organically grown material. Wonderful beautiful and exotic rock beads originating in the Indus Valley were active in Mali at that age. In Sub-Saharan Africa, however, glassworking technologies outside Egypt and ancient North African commerce were largely unfamiliar at the forefront.
As a result, the excellent beads offered by dealers in Europe were quickly and widely accepted. Among the first Europeans to trade extensively on the coasts of Africa were the Portuguese and the Flemish, who were the first to do so until the sixteenth cenury. "The trade beads produced in Europe easily blend into an exchange rate system used for goods from Africa, which is already active in trade in goods such as ivories, bullion, coppers, spices as well as oil from palms.
Unfortunately, even enslaves were an active craft, and certain pearls were also acceptable in this abominable practise. Europe's trading pearls took on such significance and such prestige that they became a symbols of affluence and strength in Africa's community. Nearly all civilizations at that epoch saw these strange beads as a symbolic of riches and state.
These pearls came into the kingdom of inheritance pearls and dowry money and were handed down by generation of households as much valued properties.