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Maasai Bangles - Set of Three - Blues Handmade and Fair Trade

Maasai Bangles - Set of Three - Blues - Jedando (J)

$ 14.99

Set of 3 traditional Maasai bangles in fun colors. Each bangle is a rubber ring tightly wrapped in Maasai seed beads, fun to wear alone or in bunches, the rubber gives a little to get over one's hand. Approximately 7.5 inches in circumference.

Meet the Artisans

Metal Artisan in Haiti Working with more than 100 individual carvers in Machakos, Kenya,Jedando Modern Handicrafts markets african handicrafts primarily made of wood and bone worldwide. Carving is a tradition in Kenya with the children learning the craft from their parents. Carved by hand using only rudimentary hand tools, olive wood bowls, salad serving sets, and animal-shaped napkin rings take shape from pieces of olive wood, mahogany, and mpingo, or "African Ebony".
An integral part of the organization's function is to educate the craftspeople on the need for reforestation to enable the products to be available for years to come and offer a sustainable income for generations. While wood carving provides the major income for many in the Machakos area, other craftspeople earn a living by further enhancing the products including painting the napkin rings and carving discarded animal bone for the handles of salad serving sets. Often the bone is "batiked" by placing wax on the white bone and dipping the bone a dark brown/black dye, resulting in patterns African mud cloth designs.

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