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African Krobo / Safari Beads

The Krobo women in Southeast Ghana have been making these traditional African beads since the 17th century.  Krobo beads were once used as currency on the ancient trans-Saharan trade route.

Krobo beads are made from recycled glass and beads, which are crushed into a fine powder before being mixed with ceramic dyes and poured into clay moulds.  The intricate patterns that are characteristic of these beads are created in the design phase.  A cassava leaf stem is inserted to make the hole, before they are baked in a mud kiln. This process produces very individual, unique and simply gorgeous beads. 


Dark Blue African Krobo Safari Beads with Brown, Ochre and White Design
Dark Blue African Krobo Safari Beads with Brown, Ochre and White Design

Absolutely gorgeous and distinctive African Krobo Safari beads.  These beads are handmade in Southeast Ghana from recycled glass and beads by the same traditional methods used since the 17th century.  As each bead is unique, they do slightly vary in size, shape and design.  These glass tube beads are approx. 8mm x 12mm.  The hole is 4mm in diameter.  Packet of 5.


$4.00



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Blue African Krobo Safari Beads with Ochre Stripe
Blue African Krobo Safari Beads with Ochre Stripe

Absolutely gorgeous and distinctive African Krobo Safari beads.  These beads are handmade in Southeast Ghana from recycled glass and beads by the same traditional methods used since the 17th century.  As each bead is unique, they do slightly vary in size, shape and design.  These glass tube beads are approx. 10mm x 6mm.  The hole is 4mm in diameter.  Packet of 5.


$4.00



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Dark Blue African Krobo Safari Beads with Ochre, Green and White Design
Dark Blue African Krobo Safari Beads with Ochre, Green and White Design

Absolutely gorgeous and distinctive African Krobo Safari beads.  These beads are handmade in Southeast Ghana from recycled glass and beads by the same traditional methods used since the 17th century.  As each bead is unique, they do slightly vary in size, shape and design.  These glass tube beads are approx. 18mm x 12mm.  The hole is 4mm in diameter.  Packet of 5.


$4.00



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Dark Blue African Krobo Safari Beads with Ochre and Rust Stripes
Dark Blue African Krobo Safari Beads with Ochre and Rust Stripes

Absolutely gorgeous and distinctive African Krobo Safari beads.  These beads are handmade in Southeast Ghana from recycled glass and beads by the same traditional methods used since the 17th century.  As each bead is unique, they do slightly vary in size, shape and design.  These glass tube beads are approx. 10mm x 10mm.  The hole is 4mm in diameter.  Packet of 5.


$4.00



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Green African Krobo Safari Beads with Floral Design
Green African Krobo Safari Beads with Floral Design

Absolutely gorgeous and distinctive African Krobo Safari beads.  These beads are handmade in Southeast Ghana from recycled glass and beads by the same traditional methods used since the 17th century.  As each bead is unique, they do slightly vary in size, shape and design.  These glass tube beads are approx. 10mm x 12mm.  The hole is 4mm in diameter.  Packet of 5.


$4.00



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Black African Krobo Safari Beads with Blue Spots
Black African Krobo Safari Beads with Blue Spots

Absolutely gorgeous and distinctive African Krobo Safari beads.  These beads are handmade in Southeast Ghana from recycled glass and beads by the same traditional methods used since the 17th century.  As each bead is unique, they do slightly vary in size, shape and design.  These glass tube beads are approx. 10mm x 4mm.  The hole is 4mm in diameter.  Packet of 5.


$4.00



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Black African Krobo Safari Washer Beads
Black African Krobo Safari Washer Beads

Absolutely gorgeous and distinctive African Krobo Safari beads.  These beads are handmade in Southeast Ghana from recycled glass and beads by the same traditional methods used since the 17th century.  As each bead is unique, they do slightly vary in size, shape and design.  These glass tube beads are approx. 10mm x 3mm.  The hole is 4mm in diameter.  Packet of 10.


$4.00



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Ochre and Cream African Krobo Safari Washer Beads
Ochre and Cream African Krobo Safari Washer Beads

Absolutely gorgeous and distinctive African Krobo Safari beads.  These beads are handmade in Southeast Ghana from recycled glass and beads by the same traditional methods used since the 17th century.  As each bead is unique, they do slightly vary in size, shape and design.  These glass tube beads are approx. 12mm x 3mm.  The hole is 4mm in diameter.  Packet of 10.


$4.00



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