Black Glass Beads
Dimensions: 34" L
Please note: because these beads are handmade, cracks, imperfections, and separations may be present. Instead of viewing these variances as a flaw, we see them as the charm and character that are part of the handmade process.
*Please note that as unique, handmade art, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.
All orders placed after 1 PM ET will start processing on the next business day. Allow 2-5 business days for standard processing.
Items on pre-order will ship according to the estimated timeline specified on this product page.
We offer a full refund for non-custom, non-markdown items returned within 30 days of delivery.
These glass beads are made by the Ashanti and Krobo people in the Krobo mountains of Ghana. Glass powder is colored with ceramic dyes, then poured into clay molds with a cassava stalk set down the middle. The beads are then cooked in a clay kiln, fusing the glass powder. The cassava stalk burns, leaving a hole for threading the beads. Glass beads are integral to modern Krobo life. They are used in ceremonies of birth, coming of age, marriage, and death, as well as festivals and parades.