In Ghana the word Sankofa is often associated with the proverb, "Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi," which translates: "It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten." The women artisans of Global Mamas have gone back to both cultural beading traditions as well as the use of recycled materials to make their goods.
Global Mamas is an organization in Ghana which has worked for over a decade helping women of Africa in attaining economic independence. Sales of Global Mamas products provide dignity to African women who are now able to earn an honest living through the production of handmade batik and beaded products. By helping women to help themselves, Global Mamas is taking small steps towards helping end Africa's dependence on foreign aid and creating a sustainable society.
- Glass & stone beads
- Approximately 2" diameter (5.1 cm); will stretch to fit most wrists
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Ghana
It's almost too big & chunky for my small wrist, but I will find something funky to wear it with. I like the combo of colors.
I love these bracelets. The colors are bright and the stone grabs extra attention. They look great with the coordinating necklaces and earrings.