The African skin is beautiful
In this post i explore the beauty of the beautiful art displayed in traditional head gears or head wraps.
The Manya Krobo area in the Eastern region of Ghana is know for bead making and is a vibrant community. A group of 15 photographers from the PhotowalkGh community visited Cedi Beads Factory and continued into town to have an experience of their vibrant market.
During the walk, we learnt taken through the processes and techniques of bead making.
We gained some knowledge about the following type of beads.
- Recycled antique beads (Traditional)
- Recycled transparent glass beads (Traditional)
- Powdered beads (Traditional)
- Glazed beads (Traditional)
- Bodom beads (Traditional)
- Lampwork beads – using oxygen and propane
- Chevron – using the venation technique
Below are some images captured during the walk on the 23rd June.
powdered glass yet to go through fire
Raw materials for bead making
Melted glass to be shaped
shaping the melted glass to a desired shape
Young man selling smoked fish in the market on a rainy day
Yarn used for beading
Woman selling fabrics in the market
Man selling belts