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This multi-strand bead necklace is made by hand by the Maasai women in Kenya. No two are exactly alike, making each piece a truly unique work of art!
Maasai beadwork embodies the whole of Maasai culture representing beauty, strength, tradition, warriorhood, social status and their deep love and devotion for their cattle. The age old artform is practiced by women of the village who learn from their mothers, who learned from their mothers. The women take small glass beads that are laid out on trays and string onto clear threading. From here the designs and beauty explode to create bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.
Did you know each color has a symbolic meaning for the tribe?
All jewelry is crafted by women of the Maasai tribe in rural Kenya. Fair Trade.
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