Tassel Wrap Bracelet - Peach
Made in Tanzania
by Maasai women preserving traditional beading techniques
Add an eye-catching detail to your wrist with this beaded tassel bracelet — beautiful on its own or paired with other pieces. Each purchase empowers artisan women at Sidai Designs in Tanzania.
Handmade Tassel Wrap Bracelet | Fair Trade | The Little Market
- Approximately 14" long with 1" tassel
- Elastic wrap bracelet with glass and 24k gold-plated glass beads, decorated with a small cotton tassel
- One size fits all
- As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
Based out of Tanzania, Sidai Designs is a social enterprise collaborating with skilled Maasai women who create beautiful, handmade beaded jewelry while practicing traditional techniques. (Sidai means “good” and “beautiful” in the Maasai tribal language, Maa.) Sidai Designs works with socially and economically marginalized women, including indigenous populations and survivors of domestic violence. Most of the artisans have had limited opportunities for a formal education. By working with Sidai Designs, they have access to fair wages, several educational courses, as well as training on legal rights and health and wellness.
Maasai women preserve traditional, local beading techniques, passed down over hundreds of years, to create each piece of jewelry in this collection. On average, two artisans collaborate to create one bracelet. They intricately join traditional glass beads, 24k gold-plated glass beads, and a cotton tassel with precision. The colors used are often significant to Tanzanian culture, and these pieces may be worn during special ceremonies.
The diversity of Tanzania is reflected in the various forms of its culture and traditions. Over 120 ethnic groups call Tanzania home, and amongst them over 100 languages are spoken, with Swahili being the official language. Tanzania has a large Indian population comprising Hindus, Sunni Muslims, Sikhs, Parsis and Goans. The multi-culturalism of Tanzania is also evident in its mixed and varied art scene, its traditional ethnic music, colorful paintings and sculptures of indigenous hardwoods, specifically fetish style figurines and masks, and perhaps best reflected, its diverse cuisine.
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