|Masai tribal jewelry design motifs|
I’ve been vicariously exploring Africa’s ethnic cultures all these years through the tribal jewelry that’s produced on the different parts of the Continent.
Masai Tribal Designs
Masai tribal jewelry is my favorite ethnic jewelry. The Masai people are largely domiciled in Kenya and Tanzania on the Horn of Africa. Their colorful trade beads woven into collars, bracelets and headbands have been a mainstay of my jewelry stash for years.
Layers of long necklaces of trade beads look especially chic when paired with summer clothes.
|Masai gent at the beach|
When an African garment is in order for events during Black History Month, I always wear my version of the traditional Masai red blanket-like garments called shukkas: I wear an extra large red chiffon shawl over simple black or dark brown clothes.
If you look closely at a shukka, you can see that they are the original Greek toga!