African Powder-Glass-
West Africans have been using old and scrap glass for their bead-making for over 1000 years. The glass is pounded into a fine powder - poured into clay moulds, in various sequences
to achieve the desired designs - then heated to fuse the particles together. A slow-burning Cassava leaf stem is placed in the centre of the mould, which burns away to leave the hole.
Over the last 400 years, the peoples of the Asante and Krobo tribal areas in Ghana have been the leading exponents of this art. Individual village production can be identified from the different colours and patterns and older production beads are becoming very collectible.
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     Early production from Ghana           Click HERE for Collections from Mali

pg 245
17 x 9   3

pg 246
10 x 8   3

pg 248
5 x 14 Disc  3

pg 251-06
8 x 11 3

pg 251-09
10 x 13  3

pg 251-07
8 x 11 3 Sold

pg 251-12  Worn pattern
13 x 13 
3   Sold

pg 251-13  Concave hole 3-5mm
32 x 12   
8   Sold

pg 251-14  Concave hole 2-4mm
46 x 16 
6

Modern production from Ghana

pg 250-05
18 x 12  3

pg 250-06
15 x 12  3

pg 250-07  v2
18 x 8   3

pg 250-08
14 x 8 4 Sold

pg 250-10
11 x 9 3 Sold

pg 250-11
13 x 7 3

Powder & Bottle Glass made in Africa         Click HERE for Small Collections

pg 207
13 x 13 b
3

pg 208
13 x 11 b
3

pg 213
8 x 9 b
3

pg 217
18 x 17 bi
3

pg 218
6 x 13 disc
Early
3

pg 220
18x14 eV
3

pg 222
7x16 tablet
3

pg 223
18x8 cyl
3

pg 224
13x8 cyl
3

pg 230
16 x 11
3

pg 233
10 x 10 Early
4
Sold

 pg 234
7 x 11
3

pg 235
15 x 6
3

pg 252-02
10 x 14
3 Sold

pg 252-03
13 x 13
3

pg 252-04
14 x 8
3 Sold

pg 252-05
19 x 8
3

pg 252-08
11 x 7
3

pg 252-10
9 x 8
3

pg 252-12
7 x 9
3 Sold

pg 252-13
14 x 12
3

pg 252-15
12 x 10
3

pg 252-16
12 x 10
3

pg 252-18
13 x 9
3 Sold

   Key: Measurements in mm ( width along hole x diameter )  ** = with aventurine
 
Shape: b = barrel     bic = bicone    cyl = cylinder  c = small chip e = early production
 e = ellipsoid    sp = spherical   ta = tabular  
V2 = variable pattern style + number available

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