African Metal Beads

No-one quite knows when metalsmithing was first introduced to Africa. However, we do know it was adopted by tribes along the Southern …

Hirzi Tuareg Pendant from Mali. Photo Credit: Ann Porteus, Sidewalk Tribal Gallery/ Flickr.

African Pendants in Jewelry Making

African pendants and amulets have been a mainstay in African jewelry since the Neolithic period. Their primary purpose was to provide protection …

Traditional Ghanaian 'Wedding' Waist Beads (Forest Green)

Beads in Ghanaian Culture

Beads are both treasured and revered in Ghanaian culture. From birth to death, they play a significant role in the rites and …

The World’s Oldest Beads

How old do you think are the oldest beads in the world? Keep reading and find out. Beads in various forms have …

Mixed Venetian Antique Trade Beads

Ashanti Talking Beads from Ghana

Eclectic and beautiful, Venetian Trade Beads play a significant role as a medium of expression among the traditional tribes of Ghana. The …