African Krobo Hand Painted Bead Necklace

Attesting to the ingenuity and artistic expression of the African people, these traditional glass beads of Ghana are often referred to as Krobo beads, the Krobo mountains being the main area of production. These beads are made from recycled glass. Bottles and other glass items are first washed and sorted by colors. They are then broken into small fragments for making translucent beads, or pounded with a metal mortar and pestle, and sieved to get a very fine powder for making powder glass beads. Glass powder of different colors is obtained using ceramic dyes.

Many popular Ghana beads date back over one hundred years, having been retrieved from ancient burial grounds. However, if the idea of wearing those from a burial ground does not sit well with you, you may opt for Krobo beads which are produced from other recycled materials such as glass bottles.

There are 3 main types of Krobo glass beads: powder glass, translucent and painted glass beads. These are hand painted.
The orange beads throughout the necklace are vintage White Heart Trade Beads and the pink ones are antique Trade Beads called Padre Beads.

Lovely colors in a 32 inch necklace that's easy and fun to wear makes a great spring and summer time necklace. It closes with a golden barrel clasp and can be doubled for a shorter style.

ITEM ID
BR-000514
TYPE
Artisan, Costume
COLOR
Blue, Gold, Green, Orange, Pink, Rainbow, Yellow
STYLE
21st Century, Ethnic, Tribal, OOAK One-of-a-Kind
ITEM SIZE
32 inches
ITEM TYPE
Contemporary
MATERIAL
Glass

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African Hand Painted Krobo Bead Necklace

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