Beautiful bead necklaces on leather backing. Three sizes: Large, medium and small. The necklaces are handmade and the colours are mixed.
In Maasai culture, the job of weaving the bead jewellery goes to the women. The bead work has an essential part to play in adorning the body. Colours have meaning in the jewellery, for example: blue is for water, red for warrior/bravery and blood. White is for peace.
The Maasai people display their identity and position within society by using body ornaments and body painting. Bead work has a long history with the Maasai.