450 Antique Krobo Sandcast Medley from Ghana Africa (3 or 1) Tribal Antique African Trade Beads

$ 20.50$ 37.50


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Vintage Supply from the 1800s
Craft type: Beading, Hat making & hair crafts, Jewelry making, Kids’ crafts, Macrame
Number of strands: 1
Materials: krobo beads, recycled glass beads, ancient glass beads, old glass beads, vintage glass beads, african beads, african glass beads, handmade glass, fair trade, sandcast beads, trade beads, tribal beads, vintage krobo


Ships From: United States (US)

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These beautiful beads were made by Krobo Ghana artisans sometime in the mid 1900s. These are a medley of sand casted glass beads in mixed sizes and colors. Some new Ghana glass, Miraflori and chevron beads are also mixed in these strands. The sand casted beads are made by grinding down recycled glass bottles into a fine powder and pouring into a clay mold that is heated until the powdered glass fuse together without completely melting, making a rustic sand-like texture. A cassava steam is used for the bead hole and is burned off in the heating process. And each bead is unique and slightly irregular. This process of making these glass beads is an ancient method dating back to over 1000 years ago and it is still used today.
This strand is long, 34″ so can be worn as is or made into new jewelry design.

1 Strand of Beads
Approximate Number of Beads: 150-170
Bead Size: 5-8mm x 4-9mm
Hole Size: 2mm
Strand Length: 34″

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions44 × 5.8 × 44 in

1 Strand, 3 Strands

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