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Beads and Beading in Africa

 

To accurately categorize the objects has proven to be somewhat tricky. As it is, so many "artifacts" are indeed hybrids: they may have been manufactured with materials from one place, then shipped into another region altogether, to be marketed and sold there.

Our promise to you is, that we try to place the items as best as we can. While we are doing more intensive research, you may notice that some objects will be moved into a different category. But then, that's exactly the beauty of beads: connecting societies over distance and time. Enjoy!

Please stay posted.

Until the brick-and-mortar museum is ready, you can see many of the artifacts in this virtual museum. Thousands have yet to be photographed and catalogued, and they will be added as time allows.

 

                 
       
                 
Shell Purse   Animal Necklace   Carved Animals   Bone Necklace   Beads from Ghana
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

 

Of all the beads in the world, those coming from Africa are among the most collectible. To this day, Africans have a very special relationship with their beads.

During the summer of 2014, Nigerian contestants could enter the first "Nigeria Bead Awards". In Nigeria, these women are called "bead makers", which refers to their trade of making beaded necklaces or other beaded jewelry.

While the contest was a great success for participants and organizers alike, it could afford us bystanders a glimpse of the talent that these contestants displayed.

Since all Nigerians have developed such a culture around beads, the Nigeria Bead Awards are a perfect way to promote and preserve some of the Nigerian heritage: Learn more about the Nigeria Bead Awards >>

Overview

Your “Domain” (Territory)

Your Income Sources

Build Your Embassy

Your Income Structure $$$

How to Get Started - The Easy Way

Where to Find Your Target Clientele

Your Press Release

Contact Worksheet

First Contact Letter

Earnings Chart for Schools

Follow-Up Plan

Individual School Press Release

Trouble Shooting

Your Weekly Productivity Report

“After Care”

Get Creative!

More Opportunities

Consul Info

Attache Info

Keep Your Ducks in a Row…

Great Resources

FAQ - Quick Help

Legal Stuff

 

Appendix 1 - School Info Kit

 

Appendix 2 - Your Merchandise Catalog

 

Appendix 3 - Consul Kit

 

Appendix 4 - Attache Kit

Overview

Your “Domain” (Territory)

Your Income Sources

Build Your Embassy

Your Income Structure $$$

How to Get Started - The Easy Way

Where to Find Your Target Clientele

Your Press Release

Contact Worksheet

First Contact Letter

Earnings Chart for Schools

Follow-Up Plan

Individual School Press Release

Trouble Shooting

Your Weekly Productivity Report

“After Care”

Get Creative!

More Opportunities

Consul Info

Attache Info

Keep Your Ducks in a Row…

Great Resources

FAQ - Quick Help

Legal Stuff

 

Appendix 1 - School Info Kit

 

Appendix 2 - Your Merchandise Catalog

 

Appendix 3 - Consul Kit

 

Appendix 4 - Attache Kit

 

 

 

 

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