Beaded Bedouin Coffee Table Accent (Retail $2,500)

Beaded Bedouin Coffee Table Accent (Retail $2,500)


The Sahrawi Collection

The Sahrawi Collection is based on a color study of collected photographs from several tribes along the Sahara desert. It features colors and textures from traditional clothing, architecture, textiles, patterns, and jewelry. This collection is an ode to the aesthetic sophistication that comes from generations of fine-tuning, resulting in unique combinations particular to a culture’s geography and peoples.

The Intention

This piece is inspired by antique amber and metal oversized bedouin necklaces that are often used in parts of Africa today as decorative accents. The tassel and several bead shapes emulate the styling of Sufi prayer beads found across the continent, many of which are made oversized and decorate homes for protection.

The Materials

Each bead is formed by hand by creating two spherical semi circles that are then fused to make one bead, and pierced on either end. They are dried and fired at a low temperature to harden the clay, and finished with bright-colored underglazes. Two beads are glazed with a semi-glossy white glaze while the rest are left unglazed to keep the beautiful taupe clay visible. They are then re-fired to their final temperature to achieve their ceramic state.

The beads are strung using hemp rope and a tassel of natural cream wool is carefully added.

Due to the handmade nature of this piece, expect slight variations.


70x5 inches

Made to Order

3-5 Weeks

Care Instructions

To guarantee the longevity of this piece, it is best to avoid placing it in the dishwasher or microwave. Clean with soap, water, and sponge.

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