Garbe Mohammed – the Bead Man of Ghana

Garbe Mohammed is a fourth generation bead merchant, and has sold and traded beads across West Africa his whole working life.

He has a stall at the Koforidua beads market, in eastern Ghana, but travels throughout west Africa, including Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Mali in search of rare beads to add to his stock, as well as his precious personal collection.

Beads are not only his business but his passion. We met him on a recent trip to Ghana, when he shared some of his most interesting and valuable beads – including a seven layer chevron and Roman face beads – as well as the history of trade beads.

You can read more about Garbe and his amazing beads at WorldRemit Stories: