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Home > Fair Trade > Fair Trade Handmade Bracelets > Fair Trade Bead Bracelets - Kenya > Handmade Maasai Bangle Bracelet - Black & White (3)
Fair Trade Bead Bracelets - Kenya
Handmade Maasai Bangle Bracelet - Black & White (3)Handmade Maasai Bangle Bracelet - Black & White (3)
Handmade Maasai Bangle Bracelet - Black & White (3)
Item# GWHKJM001-31
List price: $18.99
Our price: $14.89


These stunning Maasai bangles come in a set of three and are handmade using primarily brilliant black and white beads. Each bangle is handmade in the Nairobi region of Kenya and each bangle consists of a sturdy rubber ring tightly wrapped in Maasai seed beads. We guarantee you'll love the unique simplicity of these bracelets, wear each one separately or all three at once! A portion of all proceeds provide a much needed economic boost to artisans living in the Nairobi region of Kenya

Product Features:

  • Set of 3 traditional Maasai bangles in fun colors
  • Each bangle is a rubber ring tightly wrapped in Maasai seed beads
  • Fun to wear alone or in bunches
  • Rubber gives a little to get over one's hand
  • Approximately 7.5 inches in circumference

All workers producing our Fair Trade bracelets are paid a fair and reasonable wage for their products.

About the artisan:

This beautiful handmade silver bracelet was created by the wonderful people at Jedando Modern Handicrafts. Working with more than 100 individual carvers in Machakos, Kenya, Jedando Modern Handicrafts markets products primarily made of wood and bone worldwide. Carving is a tradition in Kenya with the children learning the craft from their parents. Carved by hand using only rudimentary hand tools, olive wood bowls, salad serving sets, and animal-shaped napkin rings take shape from pieces of olive wood, mahogany, and mpingo, or “African Ebony.” An integral part of the organization’s function is to educate the craftspeople on the need for reforestation to enable the products to be available for years to come and offer a sustainable income for generations.

While wood carving provides the major income for many in the Machakos area, other craftspeople earn a living by further enhancing the products including painting the napkin rings and carving discarded animal bone for the handles of salad serving sets. Often the bone is “batiked” by placing wax on the white bone and dipping the bone a dark brown/black dye, resulting in patterns African mud cloth designs.

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