Wear one, or two, or three... the bigger the stack the louder the statement.
Maasai bead work embodies the whole of Maasai culture representing beauty, strength, tradition, warrior-hood, 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 strung 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?
•Red stands for bravery, unity + blood.
•White is for the peace, purity and health.
•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.
•Orange and yellow reflect hospitality. Visitors are served cow’s milk from orange gourds.
•Green like the earth symbolizes health and land.
•Black represents the people and the struggles.