Country of Origin: KenyaTribe of Origin:
Soft cow leather backing, glass beads, metal claspLength: Approx. 10 inches Width:
Approx. 9 inchesCircumference: Approx. 20.5 inWeight: Approx. 4.8 oz
Maasai beadwork embodies the Maasai culture representing beauty, strength, tradition, marriage and their deep love and devotion for their cattle. On a Maasai woman's wedding day, they don layers of stunning collar necklaces like this one as a sign of wealth and beauty. Traditionally, the bride's mother makes the necklace, and each color of bead and the design chosen represents a different aspect of their culture. Traditional wedding collars have several beaded strands hanging off the collar and these strands represent the dowry that will be given for the bride.