African Trade Metal Beads

Ghana (Asante) Brass Beads - These beads are created using the lost wax technique by the Asante people of Ghana. Individually unique, wax is rolled into thin strips which are formed into coils or woven into meshes. The Asante have been practicing this metalwork for over 2000 years!

Baule Beads - The Baule people created a series of kingdoms and city-states that progressively occupied the entire forest region all the way to the Gulf of Guinea. During the eighteenth century, the Queen sacrificed her own son in order to cross a river. This sacrifice was the origin of the name Baule; for "baouli" means "the child has died." These are hand-made brass beads from the Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire). A repeating feature throughout Baule Beads is the regular parallel grooves that run throughout each of the beads. Historically, these beads have been used as weights to measure gold.

Ethopian Prayer Beads - Worn as a symbol of faith, these hand forged lightweight metal beads are formed as two halves, and then joined together. It is said that the wearer of prayer beads will gain a sense of peace, harmony and well being.

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Bicone Beads 6x4mm Nickel Silver (10-Pcs)
#AF1554
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Bicone Beads 6x4mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1553
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Round Beads 5mm Nickel Silver (10-Pcs)
#AF1552
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$0.98 $0.49
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Round Beads 5mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1551
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Heishi Round Beads 5mm Copper (10-Pcs)
#AF1550
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Heishi Rectangle Beads 6x2mm Antique Nickel Silver (10-Pcs)
#AF1549
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Heishi Rectangle Beads 6x2mm Nickel Silver (10-Pcs)
#AF1548
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Heishi Rectangle Beads 3-6x2mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1547
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$1.45 $0.49
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Heishi Rectangle Beads 3x2mm Antique Nickel Silver (10-Pcs)
#AF1546
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$1.16 $0.39
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Heishi Rectangle Beads 3x2mm Copper (10-Pcs)
#AF1545
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Heishi Disc Beads 4mm Antique Nickel Silver (10-Pcs)
#AF1544
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Heishi Disc Beads 3mm Nickel Silver (10-Pcs)
#AF1543
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$0.38 $0.19
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Heishi Beads 2mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1542
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Heishi Beads 1.2mm Nickel Silver (10-Pcs)
#AF1541
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$0.38 $0.19
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Heishi Beads 1.2mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1540
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Heishi Cube Beads 4mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1523
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Heishi Cube Beads 3mm Nickel Silver (10-Pcs)
#AF1522
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$1.39 $0.70
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Heishi Disc Beads 4mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1521
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Heishi Disc Beads 4mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1520
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Corrugated Cylinder Beads 4mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1519
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$1.84 $0.92
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Barrel Beads 4x5mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1517
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$2.29 $1.15
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Heishi Spool Beads 3mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1516
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$1.02 $0.51
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Faceted Edge Saucer Bead 3mm Nickel Silver (20-Pcs)
#MB799
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Faceted Edge Saucer Bead 3mm Antique Copper Plated (20-Pcs)
#MB801
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Brass/Copper Cross Bead 24mm (1-Pc)
#BB144
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$1.52 $0.76
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Ethiopian Rice Beads 5x9mm Antique Brass (5-Pcs)
#BH029
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$1.39 $0.53
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Ethiopian Round Beads 7.5mm Antique Brass (5-Pcs)
#BH037
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Ethiopian Prayer Beads 11x8mm  Brass and Copper (5-Pcs)
#PB184
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$1.87 $0.71
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Ethiopian Prayer Beads 11x8mm Silver Color Aluminum (5-Pcs)
#PB181
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$2.33 $0.89
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Ghana Brass and Copper Triangle Bead 22mm (1-Pc)
#BB129
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