Maasai-5 - 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.
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.
Root which exhibits the qualities of physical energy and vitality. Ground spirit forces in the body. Brings passion and strength to your relationships, your life, and your work.
Throat is the ability to verbalize. Expressing truth through the power of the spoken word. Stimulates the ability to communicate one's deepest truths.
Heart stimulates healing resulting in greater self-love, and thus, love for others. Helps to release emotionally suppressed trauma, and counter emotional instability due to feelings of sorrow or loss.
Sacral is the positive use of personal power. Strengthen the ability to manifest goals, and handle the ups and downs of life with finesse, quickly recovering from disappointments, a wounded heart, or pride.
Solar Plexus counters depression by lifting the soul. Promotes personal power and fulfillment, abundance, courage, and self-confidence. Manifests goals.
Each waist bead is made to order by hand and customized to specifications indicated in each order including measurements, type of closure, and charm placement if applicable. When ordering multiple waist beads, measurements should vary at least 1/8 of an inch in difference.
Bead Size: Medium, 8/0
All waist beads are smudged/cleansed with sage or Palos Santos. Please indicate in the notes during checkout if you have any preference for this process.
Please note that variations may appear in each product.