Akinyi Bead Necklace

Akinyi Bead Necklace


Origin: Kenya

Size: 12" drop

Kenyan artisans hand carve small circular discs from cow bone, then add vibrant turquoise-colored resin beads. Brass spacers add contrast and texture, completing this simple, elegant necklace.

This necklace is handcrafted in a small home workshop near Kenya's Mathare slum, where our friend Joseph employs three talented young men to create jewelry and leather accessories with both traditional and modern Kenyan styling. The exchange of inspiration and resources with artisans in this challenged neighborhood promotes the transformational power of entrepreneurship.

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