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Fair Trade Black + Blue Bone Bead Necklace
Fair Trade Black + Blue Bone Bead Necklace
Fair Trade Black + Blue Bone Bead Necklace
Fair Trade Black + Blue Bone Bead Necklace
Fair Trade Black + Blue Bone Bead Necklace
Fair Trade Black + Blue Bone Bead Necklace

Fair Trade Black + Blue Bone Bead Necklace

Regular price
$50.00
Sale price
$50.00
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Fair Trade

East African bone beads are handcrafted by artisans using recycled cow bone. Each bead is individually carved and polished, and is truly one of a kind.

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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.

Glass, bone, and wood beads

36"