Krobo Beads Bracelet
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Krobo Bead Bracelets are made of recycled glass finely ground. Adorn your arms with this beautiful handpainted piece that is often worn during special occasions by the royals of Ghana. Stretchy/Expands to fit most wrist sizes.
Made in Ghana
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Krobo bead bracelet is made from Krobo beads which were discovered during archaeological excavations at Mapungubwe in South Africa and dated to between 970-1000 CE. Manufacturing of the powder glass beads is now concentrated in West Africa, particularly in the Ghana area. The origins of beadmaking in Ghana are unknown, but the great majority of powder glass beads produced today is made by Ashanti and Krobo craftsmen and women. Krobo bead making has been documented to date from as early as the 1920s but despite limited archaeological evidence, it is believed that Ghanaian powder glass bead making dates further back. Bead making in Ghana was first documented by John Barbot in 1746. Beads still play important roles in Krobo society, be it in rituals of birth, coming of age, marriage, or death.
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