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African beads are divine, here are 7 of your favourite beads and their significance

June 13, 2018 at 04:59 am | Fashion Finds

Alice Otchere Johnson

Alice Otchere Johnson | Intern Writer

June 13, 2018 at 04:59 am | Fashion Finds

Maasai beads

Maasai beads of Kenya

These colourful beads are one of the most unique aspects of the Maasai tribe in Kenya. It is considered a necessity for every Maasai woman to learn to make Maasai jewellery for both male and females. These beads demonstrate the social status and age of individuals and families. Different kinds also tell the marital status of women. Maasai beads were initially made from materials like bone, copper, brass and wood before Europeans introduced the synthetic materials like glass.

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