Necklace Maasai Long Single Strand Bead Blue - Kenya

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Handmade beadwork by Maasai women in Kenya adorn this long length, versatile, boho-vibe necklace. Double it up into a layered look, or wear it single and knotted at the bottom - the choice is yours! 


  • Made from glass beads
  • Measures approximately 46.5-inches
  • Barrel clasp
  • Crafted by women of the Maasai tribe in rural Kenya

Artisan Story

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 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.

About Us

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!

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