Trade Bead Necklace (Kenya)

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This beaded rosary necklace from Kenya is made from multicolored trade beads that were brought to West Africa more than 500 years ago as currency. These traditional beads are hand-carved and mud-dyed to create a colorful medley set in brass fittings.


ITEM#: 14034483

All the materials for the seeds in this rosary are indigenous to Colombia, and sustainably produced. This necklace features naturally dyed tagua seed carvings of roses and a cross made from a coconut shell.

Product Features:
  • Hand-painted trade beads
  • Colors: Red, green, blue, brown, black, white, and yellow
  • Metal: Brass
  • Metal finish: Polished
  • Materials: Powdered glass painted beads, and brass metal chain
  • Clasp: No clasp
  • Dimensions: 19.25 inches long

Story Behind the Art:
This necklace is handmade by two brothers who grew up in the slums near Nairobi. At a young age, they learned to work together to help provide for their family. These young men now have families of their own. They formed an artisan community to discuss business practices and help other vendors become successful and financially independent.

What is Worldstock?

The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.


Color Multi
Material Beads Brass Glass Metal
Metal Brass
Length Up to 15 Inch
Gemstone Shell
Worldstock Country Colombia Kenya
Gemstone Color Yellow
Product Features Handmade
Dimensions See product dimension
Materials Powdered glass painted beads, and brass metal chain
Model Number atbnk

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