Powder glass beads are a type of necklace ornamentation that dates all the way back to 970 C.E. in the area known now as Mapungubwe, in South Africa. In the modern era, the production of these beads is primarily located in Ghana, West Africa. Beads such as these play important roles in many African societies, be it in rituals of birth, coming of age, marriage, or death. Powder glass beads are made from finely ground glass shards recovered from unusable glass scraps such as broken windows, bottles, and plates reheated to create the glass beads.
Small - 1"D x 12.5"H
Large - 1.5"D x 15.5"H
**Sizing is approximate. Variations between items received and images shown can occur. To choose from our current inventory, images can be requested here.
Glass Shards, Woven Twine
Cobalt, Black, Aqua
Each is one-of-a-kind and possesses its own unique personality. Variations between items received and images shown can occur.
Care & Maintenance
Style indoors in a dry place.
Clean with a damp cloth and allow to dry.
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