The Olkeleai features beads sewn on a rope for a unusual and eye catching necklace. This BMB Olkeleai is a shorter version of the traditional vibrantly coloured piece worn by the Maasai.
Please note that colours vary greatly from piece to piece. If you have a colour preference ie no blue, please let us know when you are checking out.
Individually hand crafted by the women of the Maasai for Odisya.
This piece is Fair Trade. By supporting Fair Trade we actively promote social responsibility while supporting world-wide causes and community development.
About Basecamp Maasai Brand
Basecamp Maasai Brand was initiated in 2003 with the aim of empowering disadvantaged women's groups in the Talek region of the Masai Mara in Kenya, and to maintain and enhance the handicraft skills, knowledge and designs of the Maasais’ famous bead and leather work.
The Maasai have a rich heritage in bead work, where many of their traditional ceremonies and religious beliefs are expressed in colour and pattern.
Over one hundred women are working with us, and making a positive change in the area.
By choosing to support this project you are making a difference and helping to build a sustainable source of income for these women.