Enkarasha Beaded Shawl - blue

KES 9,500

  • Hand-beaded by Masai Women’s Group
  • Guaranteed Fair Trade (WFTO certified)
  • Size: 70x 180 cm
  • Color: Red
  • Material: Viscose
  • Availability: In Stock

Enkarasha is the Masai word for “Shuka” or wrap. This piece is not the traditional plaid sheet worn by the Masai. It is a lovely shawl decorated with Masai beads, buttons and the silver discs used by the Masai for adornment.

 

Each shawl is given to a Masai lady with the beads, buttons, discs, needles and thread required to hand bead it. It takes 5-7 days to complete a single shawl. This work provides a means of income that can be earned from their homesteads whilst caring for their families and livestock and being able to manage all their usual household chores. – A true cottage industry!

 

One can use it to jazz up a pair of jeans or as an elegant wrap for more formal wear or an evening outfit.

 

Enjoy your unique, elegant and versatile accessory!

Weight 0.3 kg
Colour

Black

KES

By producing locally, we do not only want to create employment but also aim to be a fair employer. We are therefore a member of the World Fair Trade Association WFTO and therefore adhere to the 10 fair trade principles: Opportunities for disadvantages producers, Transparency & Accountability, Fair Trade practices, Fair Payment, No Child and Forced Labour, No Discrimination, Good Working Conditions, Capacity Building, Promote fair Trade and Respect for the Environment. If you want to learn more about the World Fair Trade Standards please visit WFTO website We are proud that some of our employees have been with us since the company was founded thirty years ago.

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