Welcome to African Beads & Fabrics

Welcome to African Beads & Fabrics

Your reliable source of authentic, artisan crafts and information on beads, fabrics and other items from Ghana and elsewhere in Africa.

We share historical and cultural perspectives on the products and bring you stories of some of the producers who have dedicated their lived to bringing you these quality and beautiful products.

Shop at our Ghana stores

In addition to a wide range of products on this website, we have two Etsy stores based in Ghana.


8th September 2020

Caring for African Batik Fabric

Sometimes I get asked for the care instructions for the batik fabrics I sell. Because they haven’t come from a big factory, there is soem uncertainty about how they will hold up when laundered. They makers don’t supply any but from using Ghanaian cotton […]
22nd August 2020

Beginner Beading Tips: Making a Simple Stretchy Beaded Bracelet

Why Do I Write on This Topic? While there are many experienced beaders out there, every now and then I get a customer who is new to beading and needs advice on getting started. A beaded bracelet is one of the simplest, inexpensive beading […]
22nd July 2020

An Introduction to African Beads

Search online for “African beads” and the list of shops is endless, as are the colours, shapes and sizes. The variety is so huge that a visit to the bead-maker’s, bead market or well-stocked online shop is sure to cost you more than you […]