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Authentic Krobo Glass Beads Necklace - 26" Recycled African Trade Beads

Authentic Krobo Glass Beads Necklace - 26" Recycled African Trade Beads

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Discover the beauty of African craftsmanship with this stunning necklace, featuring an array of new recycled glass powder African beads, meticulously handcrafted by the skilled artisans of Kroboland in Ghana, West Africa. These exquisite beads imitate the intricate designs of old Venetian fancy trade beads, making each piece a unique work of art.

  • Strand Length: Approximately 26" (66 cm)
  • Bead Size: 11 - 13 mm

Made from recycled bottles and other glass items, these beads are created by transforming the glass into a fine powder and then carefully molding it into beautiful beads. The entire process is done by hand, ensuring each bead is unique and full of character.

YOUR STRAND WILL BE IDENTICAL TO THE STRAND SHOWN IN THE PHOTOGRAPH (GIVEN NORMAL VARIATION SINCE THESE BEADS ARE ALL COMPLETELY HANDMADE).

The Art of Bead Making in Kroboland

The people of Kroboland in Ghana are renowned for their bead-making skills, a tradition that has been passed down through generations. The technique involves crushing recycled glass into a fine powder, which is then carefully poured into clay molds. These molds are heated in a kiln, causing the glass powder to fuse into solid beads. This method not only showcases the ingenuity and creativity of the Krobo artisans but also highlights the importance of sustainability through recycling.

The Significance of Trade Beads in Africa

Trade beads have played a crucial role in African history, serving as a medium of exchange and a symbol of wealth and status. The vibrant colors and intricate patterns of these beads reflect the rich cultural heritage of the region. Today, they continue to be cherished for their beauty and historical significance.

Explore more of our collection of new African Krobo Glass Beads available for sale here. Discover our archives of other African made beads here. Watch how these beautiful Krobo beads are made on our YouTube channel.

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