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Grey Ashanti Glass Disk Beads (18mm)

Original price $16.50 - Original price $16.50
Original price $16.50
$16.50 - $16.50
Current price $16.50
Checkout this beautiful strand of Ashanti glass saucer beads. The process of making these beads is unique to Africa and has been used for over 1000 years. Pulverized glass of various colors is poured into a clay mold, using a cassava stem for the bead's hole. The mold is placed in a furnace and heated until the glass particles congeal without actually melting and the stem burns out. The Ghanaians have been making beads in this manner since the 1600s. Each bead measures approximately 6 x 17-18mm with a hole size of approximately 3-4mm. You will receive a full strand measuring approximately 28".

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Strand Length 28 inches
Bead Size 6 x 17-18mm
Hole Size 3-4mm
Number of Beads 110 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Grey
Shape Disk
UPC 739325892655