Saturday, March 28, 2015

Wish List:African Boho Style Beads - Na listi želja: Afričke perle u Boho stilu

 One thing leads to another and another one leads to these beautiful beads, in my favorite, Boho style. That means, virtually (an in my mind) I am still  in Africa, where these beads come from. These are actually African Trade Beads and there is a great variety of them. I have found them on Africa Direct . Here I went for combination of Earth tones, ranging from Ecru, Beige, Amber Yellow, Terracotta and Brown, to Turquoise Blue and hints of Bright Red. Wonderful jewelry can be made out of them and I don't know what to write first about: the beauty of these beads or the jewelry I have recently found about and that I can't get enough of  - VANESSA MOONEY - I think I'm going to devote a separate post about it.
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 Jedna stvar vodi ka drugoj, a druga vodi ka ovim predivnim perlicama, u mom omiljenom, Boho stilu. To znači da sam virtuelno (i u svojim mislima) još uvek u Africi:), odakle su ove perle. To su zapravo tzv. Afričke perle za robnu razmenu. (Prim. prev. - Ime im nije baš slavno, jer su nekada služile i za trgovinu robovima, umesto novca. Iako trgovine robljem više nema, naziv je još uvek zadržan). Izbor je ogroman, a ovde sam se opredelila za kombinacije zemljanih tonova, od Ekru (boja neizbeljenog lana), Bež, Ćilibar Žute, Terakote i
Braon, do Tirkizno Plave i Jarko Crvene, tu i tamo. Od njih može da se napravi prelep nakit i ja, prosto, ne znam o čemu pre da pišem: o perlicama ili o nakitu  VANESSA MOONEY - kojim sam oduševljena i ne mogu da ga se nagledam. Međutim, mislim da ću njemu posvetiti poseban post. 
VANESSA MOONEY - "Resort" Collection;
VANESSA MOONEY - Kolekcija "Resort"


*** Bohemian Tread Beads Blue Interlocking Snake African;
Češke perle za trgovinu, "isprepletana zmija", plava, Afrička;




 The term "Trade Beads" typically applies to beads made predominately in Venice and Bohemia and other European countries from the late 1400s through to the early 1900s and traded in Africa and the Americas. Many of these beads have been attributed to being made in Germany, France and the Netherlands as well.
 Termin "Perle za robnu razmenu" tipičan je za perle nastale uglavnom u Veneciji i Češkoj, ali i drugim Evropskim zemljama, od kasnih 1400-tih do ranih 1900-tih, i njima je vršena trgovina po Africi i zemljama oba Američka kontinenta. Mnogim od ovih perlica pripisuje se da su nastale u Nemačkoj, Francuskoj i Holandiji, takođe.

 Vulcanite "Vinyl" Heishi Trade Beads Grab Bag Africa Tiny;
Vulkanit i "Vinil" Heiši Perle

 The popularity of these beads was revived in the late 1960s when they began to be exported from Africa into the United States and Europe. The term "Trade Beads" became very popular during this time period and is still used for the same bead reference today. The Millefiori beads were also called "Love Beads" and used in necklaces with peace symbols during the Hippie days.
 Popularnost ovih perlica oživljena je u kasnim 60-tim, kada su počele da se ivoze iz Afrike u SAD i Evropu. Termin "Perle za razmenu" postao je veoma popularan tokom tog perioda i još uvek se koristi kao referenca za ovakvu vrstu perli. Milefiori perle su  prozvane "Ljubavnim perlama" i korišćene su u ogrlicama sa "Peace", tj. karakterističnim simbolima za Mir, tokom Hipi perioda

VANESSA MOONEY - "Resort" Collection - DETAIL
VANESSA MOONEY - Kolekcija "Resort" - DETALJ

 Wonderfully layered and combined necklaces.
 Prelepo iskombinovane i uslojene ogrlice.



 VANESSA MOONEY - Coyote Bracelet - C;
VANESSA MOONEY - Narukvica "Kojot" - C;
⋘ African Vintage glass snake beads, Sandalwood, gold Heishi, and faceted gold beads on leather cord.
⋙ Narukvica od starinskih, Afričkih, staklenih "zmija" perli, perle od sandalovine, zlatna Heiši perla i fasetirane zlatne perle na kožnom gajtanu

 Bohemian Trade Beads, Interlocking Snake Brick, Red, African;
Češke "Trejd" Perle, isprepletana zmija, Crvene i Braon, Afričke
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 Interesting data about the Africa Direct beads, featured here, about their overall condition:" Fair to good. Some of our beads have traveled at least three continents, and have graced numerous owners. Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.
 Interesantan podatak u vezi perlica sa sajta Africa Direct, prikazanih ovde, tiče se njihovog opšteg stanja:" Varira od osrednjeg ka dobrom. Neka mesta su iskrzana, zasečena, korodiranamanji delići jesu odlomljeni. Ali naše perlice su proputovale 3 kontinenta i krasile su mnoge vlasnike.To je normalan deo njihove patine koja samo svedoči o njihovoj starosti i ekstenzivnoj upotrebi. 
VANESSA MOONEY - Fawn Bracelet;
VANESSA MOONEY - "Fawn" narukvica

 Bead, Brass Tube and African Glass Snake BeadAvailable in Turquoise, White Bone, Sandalwood and Rosewood.
  Perle, cevasti zatvarač od mesinga,Afričke staklene "zmija" perle. Dostupne u varijantama perli od Sandlovine, Ružinog drveta, Bele kosti i Tirkiza

VANESSA MOONEY - Mixed Metal Slider Necklace;
VANESSA MOONEY - Ogrlica od 3 nanizane perle, sa zlatnim, bronzanim i srebrnim premazom;

3 Bohemian Trade Beads, Cubed, Translucent, Afrcian; Molded Glass;
3 Češke "Trejd" perle-grumena, delimično providne;Ukalupljeno staklo;

 And today these beads are more popular and collectable than ever. Thousands of these beads are in private collections around the world. The African Traders are having to go deeper and deeper into Africa to find more of these beads and many styles which were readily available just 5 years ago are no longer seen today.

One of the most intriguing aspects to these beads is how they have survived a hundred or more years of wear and the travel through at least three continents. Another mystery is who wore them before us who will have them next.......after us.

 Danas su ove perle popularnije nego ikad i spadaju u kolekcionarske primerke. Na hiljade ovakvih perli nalaze se u privatnim kolekcijama širom sveta. Afrički trgovci sada moraju da idu sve dublje i dublje u Afriku kako bi pronašli još ovakvih perli, a mnogi primerci koji su bili dostupni do pre 5 godina, danas se više ne mogu videti.

Jedan od najintrigantnijih aspekata koji se vezuje za ove perle tiče se pitanja
kako su one opstale nakon stotinu i više godina nošenja i puta preko bar 3 kontinenta. Sledeća misterija je ko ih je nosio pre nas i ko je sledeći ko će ih imati...nakon nas. 

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  I do not claim to own any of the photos above. Wherever it was possible I have tried to find original sources of information and they are listed above.

 Gde god je bilo moguće pokušala sam da pronađem originalne izvore slika i informacija i oni su ovde i izlistani. 

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