Krobo beads: African Sea Glass
The glass powder beads used in most of our designs come from Ghana. They began to be manufactured by the Ashanti and Krobo tribes during the 1900s. They are made from recycled glass dust from broken bottles, vases and other previously used glassware..
The glass powder is poured into a mold, which is then heated and, when melted, gives rise to the beads with different designs and shapes.
The beads play an important cultural role within the Krobo tribe, as they are used in rituals of birth, marriage and death among others.
Each account is unique, since they have traveled at least 2 continents and have had numerous owners to reach our hands, so they may have imperfections which makes them even more unique and special.