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African glass bead necklace on stand


Nothing gets wasted in Africa!

These beautiful beads are made from recycled glass by the Ashanti and Krobo people in the Krobo region. Powder glass beads are made by crushing glass to a fine powder and heating it so that the particles fuse together. The glass is then poured into clay molds, with a cassava leaf stem used to make the hole. They are baked in an oven and the glass fuses and the cassava stem burns up. This technique has been used in Africa for centuries.


Additional information

Dimensions 47 cm

Material: Glass
Colour: Celadon green
Diameter beads: 25 mm
Country of origin: Ghana