Glass beads were a valued trade item during the fur trade era on the Pacific Northwest Coast. The beads were made in glass factories in Bohemia and shipped across Russia to China, then shipped to Alaska and traded down the coast.
Antique trade beads are treasured by collectors.
Reproduction beads, like this one are available today and allow everyone to experience a little bit of Northwest Coast History.
Measurements are approximate each bead is unique and size may vary.
I-Hos Gallery presents a collection of traditional and contemporary Northwest Coast artwork produced by First Nations artists. I-Hos Gallery is Band owned and operated by K'omoks First Nation. Our culture is expressed through our art. We are located between Courtenay and Comox on Vancouver Island, on the site of the original K’omoks Village. We deal directly with all of our First Nation artists and provide you with all legends and artist biographies. I-Hos Gallery is Band owned and operated by K'omoks First Nations and has been est. since 1995.