Ghanaian Glass Beads

Ghanaian Glass Beads

 “Give me a bead that’s wrapped in joy; find me a bead to carry my grief.”  Ghanain poet Ama Ata Aidoo Ghana has a long history of bead usage and bead making. This beautiful video takes you into the world of glass beads of Ghana and the cultural value of...
Ethiopian “silver”

Ethiopian “silver”

  Beauty from Small Things Ethiopian silver beads are objects of beauty in their own right.     They vary a lot in quality but all bear the tell tale marks of hand craft and this is a large part of the allure they have for me.  In a world bursting with machine...
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