It’s funny how I am constantly fascinated every time I get into ‘Masaai market’ in Nairobi and lose my mind over everything “Beads!” This lovely month of November, I am celebrating these beautiful African beads that have truly inspired my creative thinking process throughout this year, birthing some really fun “Masaai-meets Zulu”-inspired accessories and body jewelry from ‘Liz Ogumbo.’
While beads are used universally as the most ancient art form used for adornments, cultural, political & religious purposes, we’ve hit the city with this fun-yet-bold bead jewelry collection and more importantly showing you a variety of ways to make your accessories work for your personality and style.
If you are able to make the right choice while buying your accessories, your beads will definitely dress you up, while effortlessly adding flavor to your overall look.
Colorful beads like Masaai beads may be for the bolder & more colorful spirits, so not such a bad idea to start easy and simple….
Something cool about Masaai beads…..
Did you know that there is a heavy symbolic meaning behind the bead colors the Masaai people use for their beadwork?
- White represents purity, and health….. no wonder they jump so high with the lots of milk they drink for sustained nourishment to keep healthy.
- Red stands for bravery, unity and blood.
- Blue represents the blue sky that provides water to feed their cattle. It Symbolizes energy and sustenance.
- Green symbolizes health and land that their cattle graze from and the nourishment their people receive from the green land.
- Orange symbolizes hospitality. The Masaai share milk with guests and welcome visitors into their home using orange gourds.
- Yellow symbolizes growth and fertility, representing the color of the sun.
- Black Symbolizes the people of the land and the day-2-day struggles endured each day..
If you are looking for fun-yet-bold accessories, visit our showroom and receive a 20% discount off all our beaded accessories this month.
Female Model: Dionna Barnes
Male Model: Matt Racas