Krobo glass beads are a type of handmade bead that originates from the Krobo tribe in Ghana, West Africa. These beads are made from recycled glass, primarily from broken bottles and other discarded glass items. The glass is crushed into a fine powder, which is then poured into clay molds and heated until it fuses together to form a solid bead.
Krobo glass beads are known for their vibrant colors and intricate designs, which are created by adding different colored glass powders to the mold before firing. The beads are often strung together to create jewelry, and they are also used in traditional African clothing and ceremonies.
While new Krobo beads are common to find, these older Krobo beads are far more difficult to come by! While we do not know the precise age of these beads, they have surely passed through multiple sets of hands before arriving to The Bead Chest. These collectible beads are a special treat for anyone who enjoys West African beads! Limited supply available. Each bead measures approximately 3-14 x 6-14mm with a hole size of approximately 2-4mm. You will receive a full strand measuring approximately 30". You will receive the exact strand pictured.