Welcome to African Beads & Fabrics

Your reliable source of authentic artisan crafts and information on African beads and fabrics from Ghana and elsewhere on the continent.

You will get a chance to meet some of the producers who have dedicated their lives to bringing you beautifully crafted quality products.

Please visit our knowledge section where you will find information about kente, beads, batik fabric, adinkra symbols and other topics which we hope will be of interest to schools, colleges and individuals who want to learn more about African customs and culture.

Shop at our Ghana stores

As well as selling a wide range of products at the shop on this website, we also have two Etsy stores based in Ghana.


27th November 2020
Handpainted recycled glass beads

Using Leftover Beads

When you love beads, it’s easy to buy more than you need. Plus, it’s always helfpul to buy more just in case, especially with handmade beads where they aren’t all perfectly uniform. The result can be quite a lot of unused beads of a […]
2nd October 2020

Supporting Small-Scale Artisans

Just before I started to write this a customer left this very pleasing review for me: “Really lovely beads!! Great communication! Happy customer. Shop small business ” I also read part of an ILO report about the impact of the virus on labour around […]
8th September 2020

Caring for African (Ghanaian) Cotton Batik Fabric

Sometimes I get asked 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 batik […]