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Glass Beads | Jade


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Recycled glass beads made using century old techniques by Krobo tribe members in Ghana, Africa. Includes stand.

tradition handed down by tribe forefathers who cherished and valued the bead - both as a symbol of wealth and as a trade item. 

These African beads are created by compressing recycled glass into a dry grain and heating the grain. The recycled glass is then rushed into a porcelain cast and baked in a furnace over cassava stem fire, causing the glass to melt together. Once the glass bead has set, a cassava leaf steam is used to make the hole. 

The bead plays an important role in the cultural life in Krobo tribe society, be it in rituals of birth, coming of age, marriage, or death.

Necklace length: 84cm

Bead size: 4-4.5cm diameter 

Stand height: 46cm

Please note, artisan crafted and due to its handmade nature no two alike. Variations are likely and celebrated.  

  • Vendor: Uniqwa Collections