Maasai Bangle Individual, Choose your color!

$5.00 $4.00
Availability: In stock (11)

Fair trade Maasai bangles are sustainably handmade by artisans of the Maasai tribe in Kenya by wrapping beads around a rubber ring to create various eye catching designs. The age old art form 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 strung onto clear threading.  

Did you know each color has a symbolic meaning for the tribe?

  • Red stands for bravery, unity and blood.  The red is for the slaughtered cow.
  • White is for the peace, purity and health.
  • Blue, signifies the energy and the sky. They believe that with the rainfall it is able to feed their cattle’s and provide proper infrastructure for them.
  • Orange and Yellow reflect hospitality. Visitors are served cow’s milk from orange gourds.
  • Green like the earth symbolizes health and land.
  • Black represents the people and the struggles they endure.

The bangle gives a little to get over your hand but not too much.  Each bangle is approximately 9-11 inches in circumference.  

***Bangles are sold individually. Due to their being handmade, colors and patterns in stock will vary. Please note your color way choices in the comments section at checkout or let us surprise you.

 

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