African recycled glass beads are made by members of the Krobo people which is located in Ghana. Beautifully styled on a stand included or you can hang it over a bowl and also wear it.
These beads are created by compressing glass into a dry grain, and heating the grain so that the pieces form together. The recycled glass is rushed into a porcelain cast. The stem of a cassava leaf is used to make the hole. It is baked in a furnace causing the glass to melt together and cassava stem to burn. This technique has been used in Africa for centuries to make recycled glass beads. They each represent a historical culture and used for special ceremonies.
Size: 12” long (each bead approx 1.5”D)
*Due to the handmade nature of these beads some beads they all have natural imperfections - this is their character. Finish of beads may vary slightly between matte to slightly shiny.