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Beaded Masai Bangle Bracelet

Item # 32438

Preserves 1 acre(s) of rainforest.

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From the village of Usa River near the city of Arusha in north-central Tanzania, Gertrude Protas Kitia uses the ancient art of Masai beadwork in both traditional and contemporary designs and techniques. Gertrude designs these bright summer bangles using traditional Masai patterns, but the twist to this bracelet is its recycled core. The women of Gertrude's craft cooperative collect rubber tubing from the local motorcycle mechanic, which in turn forms the base for elaborate beading. The bangles are both firm and flexible with porcelain beads wrapped on the recycled tubing. These colorful bracelets uplift your spirits while uplifting Gertrude and the women she supports!

  • Turquoise, Yellow, Black, Red, Green, or Multicolor
  • Recycled rubber tubes & porcelain
  • 3" diameter (7.6 cm)
  • Handmade and fairly traded from Tanzania

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Review count: 6

Recent reviews:

March 4, 2015 - Beautiful bracelet and very useful. I love it. Recommend the bracelet as a great purchase for your wardrobe. I am really enjoying it.

April 15, 2013 - I got the Masai bracelets and thought they were stunning.Also got the earrings and liked them too.Very dramatic!

April 1, 2013 - Turquoise is beautiful! I literally received a complement from every woman who saw it at thehair salon on Saturday! I blessed a preteen with it (and the story behind it) so that she can receive the complements on Sunday!

March 31, 2013 - Lovely bracelet for casual wear. I plan to order one or two more. A friend commented on my black one the first time I wore it and plans to buy some for friends and relatives.

February 3, 2013 - have the black, very nice

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