Zulugrass Beads for Clean Water

$10.00

SKU: S- 105789

The color blue represents wisdom, confidence, faith, and truth -- and fresh, clean water. The Leakey Collection, a leader in providing sustainable employment for women artisans in Kenya, is continuing their pivotal community building work by providing a simple home water treatment system to the homes of their Maasai artisans. When you buy this bracelet you help to support the Clean Water for Every Home project. The goal is to put a leak-tin in every home. A leak-tin is a device that dispenses sterilized water for washing and drinking and helps stop the spread of disease and illness.

Designed by Philip and Katy Leakey in the bush country region of Kenya, Zulugrass jewelry was created to provide work opportunities for their Maasai neighbors without adversely impacting the Maasai culture. Native long grasses are harvested one blade at a time, dried, cut to size, then dyed lovely hues. Using a tradition of superlative bead work dating back generations, Maasai women string the grass beads together with brilliant Czech crystals, creating attractive jewelry for you while bringing much needed income and opportunity to themselves, their families, and their community.

  • Zulugrass & glass beads
  • Wraps 3-4 times around wrist
  • 27" circumference (68.6 cm)
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from Kenya

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