Ceramic beads

We sell high quality Peruvian hand painted and glazed ceramic beads. Handmade one by one by high skilled Peruvian artisans. Made in Cusco with the same clay that was used by the Incas.

Peru has along tradition in making all kinds of ceramics. In our cataloge you will find the traditional beads with Inca geometrical and pre Colombian designs, al...

We sell high quality Peruvian hand painted and glazed ceramic beads. Handmade one by one by high skilled Peruvian artisans. Made in Cusco with the same clay that was used by the Incas.

Peru has along tradition in making all kinds of ceramics. In our cataloge you will find the traditional beads with Inca geometrical and pre Colombian designs, also more modern beads as sport beads, animal shape beads and different designs. Our beads are used as well by professional jewelry designers as by people at home who want to give a special touch at there existing jewelry or make there own jewelry like necklaces, bracelets, earrings etc.

Pottery is the most important product in the traditional Andean and Peruvian region and its history goes back to the pre-Hispanic history, approximately 2000 B.C.
In Peru the development of ceramics has a long history. It appears almost simultaneously in different parts and regions and 1850 BC is the earliest date for the  initial potters.

There are three types of ceramic

1/ Terracotta pottery is opaque and porous. Cooking temperatureranging from 700-900 ° C.

2/ The ceramic stoneware which is hard, waterproof, opaque and stony. Cooking temperature reaches 1250 ° C.
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3/ Porcelain. This ceramic is hard and stony but unlike the stoneware, it is translucent. Cooking temperature reaches 1300 ° C

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Ceramic beads There are 39 products.

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  • Geometric Inca

    Traditional ceramic beads with Inca geometrical and pre Colombian designs, hand painted and glazed. High quality beads.

  • Engraved Carved

    These beads have been hand painted by Peruvian craftsmen in Cusco. They use the same clay as the ancient Incas. These beautiful beads can be used to make your own jewelry: necklaces, earrings, bracelets or to give a finishing touch at your existing jewelry. They are also used to make hairstrings.

    These beads are unique and hard to find, or impossible to find outside Peru. Peru has a long tradition with ceramics. You will have a real artwork in your hands, you have to know that they are given their shape, thereafter painted, carved and glazed and this all by hand, one by one.

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