Ghanaian Glass Oval Beads
Glass Beads from Ghana - these unique beads are created from pulverized glass which is then poured into a clay mold, a hole is made using a cassava root stem.
The mold is placed in a furnace and heated until the glass particles congeal without actually melting and the stem burns out.
Ghanaians have been making beads in this manner since the 1600s.
Origin: Ghana, West Africa
Size: 14mm Bead. Strand length up to 60cm.