10 painted glass beads, Gye Nyame symbol


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Strand of approx. 8-9 inches, 10 huge painted glass beads. They measure 17 mm. diam. X 26-28 mm, with a 2-3 mm hole that accommodate thicker stringing materials as leather or hemp.
The approx. net weight is 120 grams.
Gye Nyame indicates the recognition of the supremacy of God over all beings, and therefore is the one that is feared and revered by all. This is one of the many Adinkra symbols of West Africa, Ghana, and is used by the Akan people in various decorations, clothing, and artwork.

Recycled glass are made by crushing old glass (from old bottles, windows, etc) in powder, which is then heated and poured int clay molds. A leaf stem (cassava) is used s a hole. As the beads are oven backed, the glass fuses and the stem burn away.
The bead making technique has been used in Africa for centuries.
It results in a beautiful rough, primitive appearance with a texture similar to sea glass.

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Weight 150 g


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