From bright yellow and turquoise glass to striped red and white, these distinctive strands are primarily found in Ghana today. Originally brought with trade from Venice and Bohemia to Africa from as early as the 1800‘s, they made their way to Ghana. Kilos of unstrung beads are loose in baskets and women string them without looking at patterns or what comes next. Why are they called Christmas beads? The myth is that they do it with their eyes closed and just pick up the next bead they touch...so in a sense, it is like Christmas! These beads would look fantastic in your own version of Across Cultures.
Sold by the strand, approximately 40-48 inches in length. Each strand varies, so expect variations.