Green Chevron Macaroni Trade Beads
This beautiful old strand of green chevron macaroni trade beads, have the wonderful red & white star pattern revealed on the ends. This 21" strand is still on raffia but it was cut so needs to be restrung, sale priced!
The glass was layered in canes, then cut, the design resulting from the layering and revealed on the cut end gave them the names of "Star" or "Rosette" beads. A very popular design and certainly one of the most fascinating of the early trade beads.
Beads are approx. 3/16" in diameter and cover 21" of strand.