African Metal Beads

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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Star Dimple 16mm Silver Color Base Metal Beads (1-Pc)
#AF1713
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Star Dimple 16mm Gold Color Base Metal Beads (1-Pc)
#AF1712
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Heishi Beads 1x3mm Silver Color Base Metal (24
#AF1709
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Triangle 2x6mm Gold Color Base Metal Spacer Beads (10-Pcs)
#AF1724
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Triangle 2x6mm Copper Color Base Metal Spacer Beads (10-Pcs)
#AF1723
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Triangle 2x6mm Silver Color Base Metal Spacer Beads (10-Pcs)
#AF1722
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Square Baule Bead 8mm Copper Color Base Metal (1-Pc)
#AF1721
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Square Baule Bead 8mm Silver Color Base Metal (1-Pc)
#AF1720
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Baule Style Bead 10x12mm Copper Color Base Metal (1-Pc)
#AF1719
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Baule Style Bead 10x12mm Silver Color Base Metal (1-Pc)
#AF1718
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Square Dimple 11mm Antique Brass Base Metal Beads (1-Pc)
#AF1714
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Square Dimple 11mm Gold Color Base Metal Beads (1-Pc)
#AF1717
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Square Dimple 11mm Copper Color Base Metal Beads (1Pc)
#AF1716
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Square Dimple 11mm Silver Color Base Metal Beads (1-Pc)
#AF1715
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Copper Color 3.5mm Round Beads (10-Pcs)
#AF1710
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Copper Color Diamond Shape Beads 4mm (10-Pcs)
#AF1708
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Copper Color Rondelle Beads 1x4mm (10-Pcs)
#AF1707
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Round Beads 5mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1652
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Round Beads 5mm Nickel Silver (10-Pcs)
#AF1651
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Wave Beads 7x6mm Copper (10-Pcs)
#AF1648
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Wave Beads 7x6mm Bright Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1647
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Faceted Heishi 3mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1639
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Heishi Beads 2mm Brass (24
#AF1638
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Heishi Beads 2mm Antique Copper (24
#AF1637
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Faceted Square Heishi 3x1mm Bright Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1634
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Faceted Cube Beads 2mm Bright Brass (24
#AF1632
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Faceted Cube Beads 3mm Antique Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1631
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Faceted Cube Beads 4x4mm Bright Nickel Silver (10-Pcs)
#AF1629
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Heishi Rectangle Beads 3x2mm Brass (Strand)
#AF1606
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Baule Style Bead 10x12mm (10-Pcs)
#AF1701
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Baule Style Bead 10x12mm (10-Pcs)
#AF1700
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Baule Style Bead 11mm Bright Nickel Silver (10-Pcs)
#AF1596
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Baule Style Bead 11mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1595
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Baule Style Bead 11mm Bright Copper (10-Pcs)
#AF1594
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Faceted Square Heishi 3x1mm Bright Nickel Silver (10-Pcs)
#AF1585
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Cube Heishi 3mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1580
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Faceted Square Heishi 3x1mm Bright Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1578
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Heishi Beads 2x3mm Bright Copper (32
#AF1590
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Heishi Beads 1.2mm Bright Copper (27
#AF1589
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Faceted Heishi 2x3mm Brass (24
#AF1577
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Faceted Heishi 2mm Brass (25
#AF1576
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Faceted Heishi 2mm Bright Brass (24
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Heishi Bead Mix (25 Grams)
#AF1999
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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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Round Beads 5mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1551
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Heishi Rectangle Beads 6x2mm Antique Nickel Silver (27
#AF1549
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Heishi Rectangle Beads 6x2mm Nickel Silver (Strand)
#AF1548
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Heishi Rectangle Beads 6x2mm Brass (28
#AF1547
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Heishi Rectangle Beads 3x2mm Antique Nickel Silver (28
#AF1546
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Heishi Rectangle Beads 3x2mm Copper (28
#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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Heishi Beads 2mm Brass (28
#AF1542
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Heishi Beads 1.2mm Nickel Silver (29
#AF1541
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Heishi Beads 1.2mm Brass (28
#AF1540
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Barrel Beads 6x10mm Brass (1-Pc)
#AF1711
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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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Heishi Disc Beads 4mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1521
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Barrel Beads 4x5mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1517
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Heishi Spool Beads 3mm Brass (10-Pcs)
#AF1516
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Faceted Edge Saucer Bead 3mm Nickel Silver (20-Pcs)
#MB799
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