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Yemaja, the West African Goddess of the flowering and flowing water, a very powerful nature spirit or Goddess of the living Ocean, considered the Mother of All. These West African recycled glass trade beads, coral like in their form, appear growing or multiplying - giving us a sense of growth and plenty. You are worthy to enjoy abundance.
Dynamic rope adorned with recycled glass trade bead from West Africa. Embellished with wax cotton thread and brass caps.
Trade beads are precious glass, horn, bone and ceramic beads that were circulated among the African and European trade routes. They were originally used as currency between Europe and Africa dating back to the 17th century. Current African trade beads are a mix of antique tribal pieces as well as more recent reproductions. These beads are relics of tribal trade and often include hand markings, irregularities in finishing natural patinas and tool marks.