Garbe Mohammed – the Bead Man of Ghana

On our recent trip to Ghana, we had a chance to speak to Garve Mohammed, who is a fourth-generation bead merchant with a stall at the famous Koforidua beads market.

He has been selling and trading beads across West Africa his whole working life – in Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Mali. Garve has shared with us some of his most valuable beads – including chevron beads, Roman face beads and others.

Ghanaian beads are a fundamental part of the country’s heritage. From Ghanaian waist beads to recycled glass beads, their popularity has been increasing over the past decade. Ghana’s own Krobo beads are probably the most popular type of African beads!

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