Maasai art which is dominated by bead-work remains the focus of demonstrating the most authentic ethnic tribe of Kenya the Maasai. The bead-work is used to create accessories like necklaces, bracelets, pendants, anklets, belts, and sandals, as well as home decor and a number of household tools. Their products are for both men and women, and they’re used in cultural practices such as weddings, rituals, and community events. It is considered a woman’s duty to do bead-work from Maasai community but that has changed and almost anyone from any tribe in Kenya can do bead-work whether male or female.
There are a number of different colors used in Maasai bead-work, and each one holds a special meaning: Blue is the color of the sky and represents energy, and green is the color of grass, which signifies the land and production. Red signifies blood, bravery, and unity. White represents health, peace, and purity. Black represents the people and the struggle they must endure. Yellow symbolizes the sun, fertility, and growth, and orange represents warmth, generosity, and friendship.
Different individuals have emerged with brands that embrace the Maasai tradition by creating unique modern design that fits the current fashion trend, Millionah arts is one of them. Using beads Millionah arts make accessories for both genders ranging from necklaces, bracelets, rings, anklets, sandals, chokers, earrings and shoulder Jewelry. Apart from Maasai beads Millionah arts create Kiondo a hand woven handbag made from sisal with leather trimmings indigenous to the Kikuyu and Kamba tribes of Kenya and, Ankara accessories. Made with love to suit different occasion. Looking for the best African Jewelry, African Kiondo and Ankara accessories contact Fiona at +254729173959/+254717499000.