Black and orange Maasai bead double-circle drop earrings are fun and lightweight. Hypoallergenic hooks.
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.
3.5-inch drop length
Larger circle: 1.5-inches wide
Smaller circle: 1.125-inches wide
Did you know each color has a symbolic meaning for the tribe?
Orange and Yellow reflect hospitality. Visitors are served cow’s milk from orange gourds.
Black represents the people and the struggles they endure.
All jewelry is crafted by women of the Maasai tribe in rural Kenya. Fair Trade.
Necklace will come in a linen bag.