Brass Wraps - african killerbeads

Granite Coins


These large, white quartz/granite mixed discs were first used by the Ewe in Togo, Africa. Each bead was  hand carved using primative tools.  They are several hundred years old and were found by tribes when unearthed by storms.

It is not certain if these were first made for currency or as a tool to start fire. Although beads have long since been used for currency, collectors find them valueable.