My own African Trade Beads
online business was in its infancy at the time and when I was bead hunting in West Africa I was more used to seeing these in single strands or just in single beads. Never in such multiples of strands !
mouth-watering displays were very tempting .. but I soon discovered that the dealers' retail prices were way in excess of my own and even with the generous discounts they offered me, the costs involved in taking them back to the UK
would have made buying any a loss-making proposition. But a glorious sight they really were.
"You like my Venetian Chevrons" ? I sure did !!