This is a story about the tiny trails of history the beads have left us.
July 31, 2014 9:17 PM   Subscribe

Really a good article.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 1:40 AM on August 1, 2014

Nice post. Thanks.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:47 AM on August 1, 2014

Fascinating; I sent it to a friend of mine who used to trade in African beads. Thanks for the post!
posted by languagehat at 9:10 AM on August 1, 2014

Astounding that something we take for granted was once so highly prized. A great article. Really fires the imagination.
posted by BlueHorse at 7:55 PM on August 1, 2014

Thank you for this wonderful and detailed article.
posted by daisyk at 7:28 AM on August 2, 2014

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