I came across beaded jewellery by Sidai Designs at a Shake the Dust stall during the Open the Gate African market at Old Spitalfields. I loved the different spin on Maasai-inspired jewellery and the quality finishing.
Sidai Designs collaborates with Maasai women in Tanzania who use recycled materials to create the handmade
earrings, bracelets, necklaces and bags. Proceeds enable the women to learn reading, writing, Swahili and basic English.
Images via the Sidai Designs shop, Facebook page and via Pinterest.
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