Okawa Ceramic Bead set in red black and white

$5.30
+ $3.00 shipping
$5.30
+ $3.00 shipping
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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States

Features
Handmade
Made in Denver, Colorado

Item details

Set of 4 hand painted beads each about 10 to 11 mm. glaze color: hot tamale
OKAWA = small treasure in the Oshiwambo language.

Our round and lentil shaped beads are hand rolled with earthenware paper clay.  The paper burns away during firing leaving our beads about 25% lighter weight. 

OKAWA beads are made by women who live in a squatter’s camp  near Okahandja Namibia. http://workofourhands.blogspot.com/2013/10/five-rand-squatters-camp-tour.html

For centuries beads and bead jewelry have been symbols of status and wealth in Africa. Our artisans create these vibrant Okawa beads ( Africans love color ! ) in exchange for a fair wage. This wage is sometimes the only income for an entire family and provides their most basic needs of food and clothing. 

Want a custom order ? see color samples here:
http://okawa-beads.wix.com/okawa-beads#!more/ee6ed

you can see more at www.workofourhands.blogspot.com
https://www.pinterest.com/valgarber/okawa-african-beads/
http://www.pinterest.com/valgarber/namibia-work-of-our-hands-project/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Work-of-our-Hands/111794712202760
http://okawa-beads.wix.com/okawa-beads
About the project:
http://workofourhands.blogspot.com/2013/10/five-rand-squatters-camp-tour.html
http://workofourhands.blogspot.com/2013/11/squatters-camp-tour-continued.html
http://workofourhands.blogspot.com/2013/02/artisan-profile-lucia-1.html
http://workofourhands.blogspot.com/2014/05/artisan-profile-lodie-iita.html
http://workofourhands.blogspot.com/2011/08/artisan-series-helena.html


FAQs

I have many many more beads than listed and usually have at least 2 more sizes in the color and pattern listed. Feel free to ask for what you are looking for. Unless I am in Namibia ( usually 3 months in the North American summer) I will be happy to find what you want and take pictures if needed.

I have many many more beads than listed and usually have at least 2 more sizes in the color and pattern listed. Feel free to ask for what you are looking for. Unless I am in Namibia ( usually 3 months in the North American summer) I will be happy to find what you want and take pictures if needed.



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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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