Maasai-5: ( I Heart Kenya Collection) – I have always admired Maasai beadwork, including their traditional designs and use of bright colors. Maasai beadwork embodies the whole of Maasai culture representing beauty, strength, tradition, warriorhood, marriage, age sect, marital status, social status and their deep love and devotion for their cattle. (data source: Beads of Esiteti)
Color Family: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, white, black
Symbolism: In the Maasai culture – Red: Represents bravery, strength, unity and the incredible challenges Maasai people face each day, Blue: Symbolizes energy and sustenance and the color of the sky which provides water for the people and their cattle, Green: Symbolizes nourishment and production, representing the land that provides food for the people and their livestock while also symbolizing the putting down of roots and the protection of one’s territory, Orange: Symbolizes warmth, friendship, generosity and hospitality, representative of the color of a gourd which is used to share milk with guests and welcome visitors into one’s home, Yellow: Symbolizes fertility and growth, representing the color of the sun which helps grow the grass to feed the livestock and sustain life, White: Represents purity and health symbolizing the color of cow’s milk that provides sustained nourishment, Black: Symbolizes unity, harmony and solidarity, representing the color of the people and the daily struggles they endure each day. (data source: Beads of Esiteti)
Fit: Each strand wraps one time around the waist. For multiple strands, add desired number of pieces per style to your cart.
Length: Customized to your waist size, please provide desired length during checkout
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