Ghanaian Powdered Glass Necklace

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.

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Size: Large

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Product Story

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.

Measurements

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.

Materials

Glass Shards, Woven Twine

Colors

Cobalt, Black, Aqua

Each is one-of-a-kind and possesses its own unique personality. Variations between items received and images shown can occur.

Origin

Ghana

Style indoors in a dry place. Clean with a damp cloth and allow to dry.