Notebook Maasai

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Material paper & leather
Origin Kenya
Dimension Small: 11.5cm x 16.5cm x 1cm Large: 18cm x 22cm x 1cm
Designer Maasai
Colour Brown

The story

The Maasai people of East Africa live in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. Beadworking, done by women, has a long history among the Maasai. Before the glass beads spread to east Africa the Maasai and other tribes used seeds, shells, wood, bone and other natural materials for their ornaments. Nowadays the Maasai use the small colourful glass beads for their jewellery.

The Maasai beadwork carries messages, from where you are and to which age group you belong. The patterns and colors in a bracelet are for instance made uniquely for each age group and its the women sitting down together beading that decides the style of the new jewellery they are making for their sons, husbands and boyfriends.

This cute notebooks, handmade by the Maasai, are decorated with Maasai beads, shells and some even with porcupine spines. The cover is made of smooth leather.

The perfect gift for the globetrotter.

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