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Lot 0216
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Eastern Europe, Russia (for manufacture), found in New World, Alaska, USA, ca. late 19th century CE. A collection of dozens of glass, cobalt blue Russian trade beads, each with an angular, multi-sided form. The Russians made these beads to trade with Alaskan native peoples in exchange for goods like pelts. Length of strand: 27" L (68.6 cm)

Provenance: private Tacoma, Washington, USA collection

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Each has light wear commensurate with age, with no major losses or breaks. Modern stringing.

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