beaded African bracelet, with Ghana Krobo recycled glass King beads. Could be a cute little gift for mum, friend, daughter, or yourself :).
strung in UK using:
1. king beads (large bi-cones, known as King beads because it is believed they were worn by tribal kings and chiefs during the slave trade as a symbol of power and prosperity)
handmade recycled glass from Ghana, about 15mm long and round glass and disc beads from the same makers
2. brass Adinkra* Akofena and Kwatekyi atiko charms, and curved bar from Ghana’s Ashanti, handmade using the ancient metal casting technique, ‘lost wax’.
3. Tibetan-style antique brass-coloured findings
4. Greek metal spacers
5. strung on Griffin beading elastic renowned for quality
approx 6.75 inches long. Length can be altered if needed. Please email me.
includes a free gift bag
*Adinkra are visual symbols from the Akan tribes of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa. They represent concepts, original thoughts, and popular proverbs in easily memorable form. They’re also a record of historical events and express traditional attitudes
Meaning of the Charms:
Adinkra “Akofena” (the crossed swords) Symbol of Courage, Valour and Heroism
‘Kwatekye Atiko’ the symbol signifies bravery & valour, because it was like the hairstyle of a brave war captain of the old Ashanti Kingdom.