Handmade in Maasai Mara, Kenya
Beadwork has been a huge part of the Maasai culture for hundreds of years. For the Maasais, beaded jewelry represents strength, warriorhood, wealth, beauty and also other cultural traditions. Their practice of beadwork is specifically done by women, handed down from mothers to daughters.
The collars we sell at Kasper & Lucas design are all handmade and hand beaded by over 150 strong, independant women, age 18-60 (NO child labour), from the districts surrounding Basecamp Maasai Mara, Kenya.
Each collar has a note that will tell you who's made your exact collar. Basecamp Maasai Brand's vision is to give 'The Mamas' their own salary, so that they, on their own, can provide for their families.
We at Kasper & Lucas Design are so proud to be a part of this, and hopefully we can contribute to a better every day life for the strong, independent, and talented Maasai women.