Agomanya

Ask residents for the market. If you missed Koforidua’s Thursday bead market, the market in Agomanya on Wednesday and Saturday is a good alternative. Beads make up only a small part of this colourful and friendly openair market - it is Accra’s Makola market on a much less overwhelming scale. This village is home to several bead makers who grind up bottles and painstakingly fill tiny molds by hand before baking them in clay ovens fuelled by wood. Ask the market’s bead sellers to introduce you to a local producer for a visit. Agomanya’s beadmakers have practiced their craft for generations, but only recently moved to this village. Historically they and other village residents lived on the nearby Krobo Mountain, but were forced down by the British when they refused to pay poll taxes. Nearby is the Cedi Bead factory open daily.

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