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

Material: Glass

Size: 14mm Bead. Strand length up to 60cm.

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