Wedding Necklace [Maasai Women of Kenya]
The Maasai tribe of Kenya is well known for its rich traditional handmade bead jewellery. This beadwork remains a major part of its existence and culture for many years as it is said that the Maasai women set time aside off work to craft beautiful necklaces, bracelets and pendants.
Married Maasai women display their status by wearing Nborro, which is a long necklace with blue beads. This work of art tells other men that they are taken and cannot be approached. However, unmarried Maasai girls often wear a large flat beaded disc that surrounds the neck.