Bead artistry of the Maasai women of Tanzania: traditional jewelry, along with key chains, zipper pulls and ornaments. All proceeds will go to the Naapok Bead Project which provides a group of 60 women with a small regular income. It’s a great opportunity to support people who are doing their very best to help themselves, doing what they know how to do.
Although the Maasai women of Tanzania who formed Nanyok are no longer nomadic, their lives revolve around livestock. The five-month dry season kills the grass, leaving the goats to die, meaning no milk for Maasai children. Each eight-strand beaded bracelet or ornament sold creates a savings fund for new goats to replace any that die.