on African trade beads, that is.
This morning I had the best history class since Mrs. Cowart’s 11th grade American History class. Instead of scribbling notes on the rise of monopolies and Prohibition in my college-ruled notebook, I got to sit amongst some glorious vintage world trade beads of Czech, Venetian and Dutch descent that were found and used for a variety of purposes across Africa. Whether they signified status or worked as a monetary source, these strands made me drool. A lot.
Luckily, I scored the Hebron crumb and Dutch donut strands…. Merry X-mas to me, compliments of Mr. Steve Ellis. Wheee!