The intricately beaded African designs, distributed by the Antassia bead project, are hand-made by the Mokogodo Maasai women of Tassia in Northern Kanya. Preserving the traditional and cultural techniques, Antassia introduces fashionable and wearable products like belts, bags, jewelry boxes, candle holders, bracelets and more.
The project directly benefits the Maasai women and their families through financial independence and does not disrupt the traditional roles of the ethnic group. The proceeds from the sales go toward reinvesting in more materials, as well as strengthening the partnership. Each woman is paid for her work by weight. For example 450 grams would equal $45 of monetary compensation. The Maasai women's authentic beaded African designs are a wonderful ethnic, as well as ethical, twist to the modern home or everyday wardrobe.