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39"-43" Maasai beaded leather belt
MEASUREMENT IS TAKEN FROM WHERE THE BUCKLE JOINS THE LEATHER TO THE FIRST & TO THE LAST OF 5 HOLES
Waist Size to Belt Size
– Waist size = 28, choose belt size =30
– Waist size = 32, choose belt size = 34
– Waist size = 34, choose belt size = 36
– Waist size = 36, choose belt size = 38
– Waist size = 38, choose belt size = 40
For hundreds of years the Maasai people have been using bead work to embody their culture. Beaded jewellery is used every day as adornment to represent wealth, beauty, strength, warrior hood, marital status, age-sect, social status and other cultural traditions. The practice of bead work is specifically done by women, passed down from mother to daughter.
Handmade in Kenya from 100% Locally Sourced Materials. the belts are beautifully hand-beaded and then hand-stitched on robust but soft cow hide and finished on the inside with a soft goat skin lining. Hand cast sturdy RECYCLED Solid Brass hardware buckle
Each handstitched bead colour used in Maasai beadwork is symbolic, with important cultural elements
ORANGE – Warmth, Generosity & Friendship
YELLOW – Sun, Fertility & Growth.
WHITE – Health, Peace, Purity
BLUE – Energy & Sky which provides water to their cows.
GREEN – Land & Production
BLACK – Colour of of people & hardships of life.
RED – Bravery & Unity
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