Welcome to African Beads & Fabrics

Welcome to African Beads & Fabrics

Your reliable source of information on beads, fabrics and other products from Ghana and other African countries

Thank you for visiting our website where you will find useful information about products sold through our Etsy stores.

You will be able to learn about their historical and cultural perspectives and meet some of the producers who have dedicated their lived to bringing you these quality and beautiful products.


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

This section is a work in progress so please be patient with us. Your feedback about additional information to add to this section would be most appreciated.


Blogs and Updates

22nd October 2019

Making recycled glass beads

Introduction Recycled glass bead production is predominantly done by the Krobo people who live in the south-eastern part of Ghana,occupying the eastern lower foothills of the Akwapim ranges and spread beyond the mountains to the east and west, reaching parts of the Volta River […]
21st October 2019

Recycled glass beads: Historical and cultural perspectives

Introduction Traditional glass beads made in Ghana are often referred to as “Krobo” beads because they are predominantly made in the Krobo area in the Eastern Region of Ghana. History Beads have been made in Ghana for many centuries. In the past beads have […]
20th October 2019

Etsy Stores

Love gorgeous, unusual beads, fabrics and gifts? Care about the environment? Welcome to the right place! With links to Africa, I source and sell authentic, superb quality beads and fabrics from talented craftsmen and women based mainly in Ghana, helping them earn a much-deserved […]