Necklace Maasai Bead and Floating Stone Turquoise - Kenya
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Handmade by Maasai women in Kenya, this illusion necklace features brightly coloured stones with Maasai bead accents, creating the perfect summertime accessory! Each necklace is totally unique - so no two are exactly alike!
- Made from stones
- Measures 18" - 20"
- Barrel clasp
- Crafted by women of the Maasai tribe in rural Kenya
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 art form 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 colour has a symbolic meaning for the tribe?
- Blue, signifies the energy and the sky. They believe that with the rainfall it is able to feed their cattle’s and provide proper infrastructure for them.
Villages Port Colborne is located along the shore of the Niagara Peninsula. Where the Welland Canal and Lake Erie meet, in the heart of Port Colborne, we have been fair trade since 1984. We carry unique, handcrafted goods that are ethically made from artisans around the world. If you’re in the Southern Ontario area, we welcome you to visit us in-person!