Trade Bead Pillow Ashanti kanju Interiors

Ashanti Trade Bead Pillow


kanju’s Ashanti Pillow is named to honor the Ashanti (Asante) people who developed a large and influential gold-rich empire along Lake Volta and Gulf of Guinea. The design features a large, center cast bronze trade bead pendant framed by ostrich beads (drilled by hand from ostrich egg shells), chipped glass or shell accent beads and wooden seed beads.


Beneath thatched roofs and in the shade of mango trees, kanju artisans sew, bead and embroider pillow covers made with South African plush cotton linen in vibrant and subtle hues, embellished with unique trade beads sourced from across Africa and across ancient Afro-Asian trade routes, some of them centuries old. Each pillow is French-seamed and features a concealed zipper closure and down pillow insert.

Dimensions: Square:  18” x 18”

Please contact kanju for more information.