Yoruba Recycled Glass Bead Feature Piece
Story behind the product ~ African recycled glass beads are made by members of the Krobo Tribe which is located in Ghana, Africa. These African beads are created by compressing recycled glass into a dry grain, and heating the grain so that the pieces form together. The recycled glass is crushed 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.
These elaborate feature pieces are a beautiful mix of beads ~ glass combined with brass, clay and cow bone. Each one has been intricately created by hand.
Country of origin ~ Ghana
Materials ~ Recycled glass.
Dimensions ~ 65-75cm L
All measurements are approximate.
This piece has been intricately created by hand. If there are small flaws it is a sign and proof of human touch, making each and every piece unique with tiny little differences.
Note about shipping ~ Freight is not calculated at checkout as we will individually source the best price for your order. Freight quotes are based on volume of stock and destination.