The color green represents growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility -- and a healthy green garden. The Leakey Collection, a leader in providing sustainable employment for women artisans in Kenya, is continuing their pivotal community building work by training and equipping their Maasai artisans to plant a healthy garden. When you buy this bracelet you help to support the A Garden for Every Home project. The project trains women to plant a garden, promoting health and well-being. 90% of rural pregnancy and birth issues as well as child development problems can be eradicated by a healthy diet.
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 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 and glass beads
- The Leakey Collection‚Ñ¢
- Wraps 3-4 times around wrist
- 27" circumference (68.6 cm)
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Kenya