Kazuri Richi Bead Necklace

Regular price:$75.00
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About This Item

Handcrafted of earthenware, fired, and painted by hand, Kazuri beads are made by women in Kenya.

Situated on what was once a part of Karen von Blixen's coffee plantation - featured in the movie classic “Out of Africa” - there is now a small workshop where ceramic jewelry and beads are made by Kenyan women. Each bead is carefully shaped, polished, fired, painted and fired again. The result is Kazuri, the Swahili word for "small and beautiful".

Kazuri was started in 1975 as a cottage industry with the social mission of making work for a few women. Initially fewer than 10 women were employed. As word of the beauty and uniqueness of the Kazuri beads and jewelry spread, demand increased and approximately 350 people are now employed.

•  18" long, lobster claw clasp.
•  Large beads approximately 3/4" in diameter.

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