West African Perspective The Early Bead Trade

Francis Jr., Peter
September 1992
Ornament;Autumn92, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p98
The article examines the West African perspective on the early bead business. The author discusses the history of bead trade in West Africa and describes the significant developments in the history. The author reveals that coral beads became very important in the region's trade. The individuals responsible for bringing bead trade to the region are profiled.


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