Maasai Copper/Metal Cuff Bracelet

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Maasai Copper/Metal Cuff Bracelet

12.00

1/2 inch wide cuff bracelet features twisted copper. brass and silver metal. 

It is handmade by the Maasai women in southern Kenya near Maasai Mara where wild animals roam about.  Since they live communally none of the women works for herself but for the good of the community. Each purchase helps support their people.


STORY
In a culture that is quickly becoming modernized, one group of Kenyans remain committed to preserving their ancient lifestyle.  The Maasai live in communities where homes are made of mud and roofed in packed dung.  The huts create a circle where the only entrance is through a low thatched stick wall.  The men tend to the cows during the day and then herd them into the middle of the community for protection from wild animals.  The women do all the work of the home and create the colorful and intricate artwork sold to visitors.  Usually the men negotiate the prices but the women keep a watchful eye to make sure their art is fairly paid for!

COUNTRY
Kenya

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