The more beads you find, the more I learn.
I was wondering what type material the Europeans used for string in the old days that would hold up to much handling (yet be dirt cheap ) no results found.
Google....couldn't find a direct answer but stumbled on this site . . . . CoinCoin.com
They have pictures of THOUSANDS of different varieties of trade beads dating back to early Africa, all for sale so you can get an idea of price..under their "TRADE BEAD" section.