African Maasai tribal beaded bracelet

$ 14.00

4 in stock

Description

African tribal beaded bracelet with beautiful vibrant colors and tribal patterns. It has been handstiched on natural leather. The beautiful snaps at the end makes it easy to put it on and get it off.

The  colors used are also symbolic and have important meanings understood by the tribe. Often these meanings have an association with cattle, which is the Maasai’s main food source and for which they have a deep connection. For example: -Red – stands for bravery, unity, and blood. Red is the color of cows blood. Often a cow is slaughtered when the Maasai meet and therefore unity is associated with red.

White – represents peace, purity, and health. The association with health comes from white cows milk which the tribe drinks to stay healthy.

Blue – represents energy and the sky. Rain falls from the blue sky which provides water for the cattle.

Orange – Symbolizes hospitality. The association with cattle is that visitors are served cows milk from orange gourds.

Yellow – like orange yellow also symbolizes hospitality. The animal skins on visitors beds are yellow.

Green – symbolizes health and land. Cattle graze on the green grass of the land.

Black – represents the people and the struggles they must endure

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