Maasai Treasure Basket

Maasai Treasure Basket

Regular price $ 68.99 $ 28.99 Sale

A traditional wedding gift, this handmade, Fair Trade bowl is meticulously woven using wire and shimmering glass beads.
  • You will receive the exact bowl pictured above.
  • The weaving group that produces these glass beads on wire 'gems' is located in central Kenya. They are members of the Maasai and Kikuyu ethnic communities.
  • These baskets are traditionally given at weddings. The bowls are given as presents from mother to daughter during the wedding ceremony to symbolize the wife feeding the family.
  • Patterns are laid out on paper and then painstakingly translated to the woven object. Wire is manipulated with small pliers as the baskets are woven.