|"raffia is no longer a guideline for identification."...Judy is right...|
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Here is a full strand of Chinese millefiori copying Venetian trade beads, right down to the raffia they are strung on, from Tucson 2009 compliments of Tasart. Africans have been going to China for years. The first one to commission the creation of the Venetian trade bead style chevrons was first importing furniture. So the Chinese got raffia from the Africans. No problem.
The little bracelet of millefiori ovals is from China also, 2009.
I can't say I've seen examples exactly like this since, however, but am just saying don't let anything surprise you! :)