Kenyan Cups

$140

Kenyan Cups

Multicolor

$140

These colorful one-of-a-kind cups are hand-beaded by women in the Samburu tribe, an ancient group of pastoral people in Northern Kenya. Beads are a form of currency to them and also have distinctive meanings. The colors and patterns the women create form a “language,” telling a story about the beader, her home, her family and her relationships.  Buying these pieces means supporting Samburu women — the income they receive enables them to be more financially independent and to provide food and support for their families. We love how the beading traditions of this tribe manifest in a beautiful product with modern use, bridging countries and cultures and helping the Samburu women thrive. This beading program is made possible by the Samburu Trust, a nonprofit committed to the preservation and support of the Samburu people and culture. Cups come in a set of two.

 

Read more on the Figue Journal

 

Details

Metal cups with bead adornment

Hand-beaded by Samburu women in Northern Kenya

Colors vary, as no two cups are the same. Please allow for color and pattern variations.

One-of-a-kind

Care: hand wash

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Multicolor

These colorful one-of-a-kind cups are hand-beaded by women in the Samburu tribe, an ancient group of pastoral people in Northern Kenya. Beads are a form of currency to them and also have distinctive meanings. The colors and patterns the women create form a “language,” telling a story about the beader, her home, her family and her relationships.  Buying these pieces means supporting Samburu women — the income they receive enables them to be more financially independent and to provide food and support for their families. We love how the beading traditions of this tribe manifest in a beautiful product with modern use, bridging countries and cultures and helping the Samburu women thrive. This beading program is made possible by the Samburu Trust, a nonprofit committed to the preservation and support of the Samburu people and culture. Cups come in a set of two.

 

Read more on the Figue Journal

 

Details

Metal cups with bead adornment

Hand-beaded by Samburu women in Northern Kenya

Colors vary, as no two cups are the same. Please allow for color and pattern variations.

One-of-a-kind

Care: hand wash

View Details