brass bead (large)

single bead, $5.00
pair of beads, $8.00
vendor: aba's shop
item #AC1-1302



Each bead is made by an ancient technique called sandcasting by artists in Kumasi, Ghana. This is the same technique that was used to make the famous gold weights. When paper money came into use and gold weights were no longer needed, the skill of making them was almost lost. The craft has been revived for decorative items like this.