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The designs are made by funneling contrasting colors of powdered glass into the mold or inserting pre-formed glass elements.
Adjagba beadsespecially older onesare treasured by the Krobo and worn on important occasions, such as the Dipo ceremony.
Many of the tabular and lenticular beads date to the third millennium BC.
Today beautiful replicas divert collectors from the pursuit of these ancient beads by providing the market with beads having the attractive shapes of these ancient Afghan tabular and leech beads.
Adjagba typically have a yellow or ochre matrix with a grainy texture, which is decorated with longitudinal stripes, often twisted into spirals, in black, blue, green, brown, or red.
Occasionally the beads are further embellished with spots, circles, or equatorial bands.
See Also: Mother-of-Pearl Pearls Shell Beads This Hausa term for bauxite beads is widely used by West Africa traders.
The abalone produces pearls as well, usually small, in shades of blue to greenish yellow.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z This iridescent finish used on glass and plastic beads is named after the colorful lights seen in northern skies, the aurora borealis, or AB for short. AB beads may be any color and are usually monochromatic and transparent, but they may also be matte or even pearlized, as well as striped or silver-lined.
Beads are given an AB finish by passing them through vaporized metal ions.
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