The belt is great and goes with everything. The vibrant colours remind me of Kenya and our wonderful great aunt Juanita Carbery, who wrote 'The Child of Happy Valley.'
"As a Knightsbridge ex-retailer, I am impressed by the quality of the belt."
"I bought a Manyatta belt for my husband this Christmas and he is thrilled with it. Great quality leather and wonderful beading. Highly recommended. "
"Great quality belts in stunningly vibrant colours and designs. Love both of them. I think the quality of the craftsmanship is really excellent."
"Thoroughly like my 'bacon and egg' belt. They are the exact club colours. Perfect"
"I bought Manyatta belts for my husband and son and they both absolutely love them. While they are slightly more expensive, they are far superior in quality to others."
"I'm so pleased I discovered the Manyatta belt - a beautifully bright design, excellent quality and easy to wear - I love it."
"I adore my Manyatta belt and wear it all the time, both for smart and casual! It’s a wonderful charity, which I’m happy to support ."
Delighted with the Guards belt. A great bit of kit!
"Love these belts! Sturdy yet comfortable and wearable with anything, they are both practical and fun. An ideal treat for oneself or a gift for another"
The I Zingari Maasai beaded belt is selling well – huge thanks to Harry Steel, the de facto supremo of I Zingari, for being so supportive and giving it such a mention in his eshot to members. Please remember, your order empowers unemployed Maasai women......
I was pleased to be the guest of the Guards Polo Club for the Inter-Regimental Final between the Foot Guards and the Queens Royal Hussars – a close game in which the Foot Guards ultimately triumphed. The Manyatta Guards Maasai beaded belt drew many admiring......
Manyatta is honoured to have been commissioned for a gift by the Kenya Society to the Minister for Africa, Harriet Baldwin. It is a belt designed on the Kenyan flag and will be presented at the Kenya Society’s annual lunch at the Royal Overseas League......
The Maasai inhabit the African Great Lakes region and are pastoralists who are famous for their fearsome reputations as warriors and cattle-rustlers. The Maasai have been creating beaded jewellery, well before their first contact with Europeans and has been an important part of Maasai culture. Every Maasai woman learns the jewellery making craft and traditionally Maasai women set aside time every day to meet and work on beaded jewellery which includes colourful necklaces, belts, bracelets, and pendants.
The colours used in the beadwork are selected for their beauty and are also symbolic having important meanings understood by the tribe. The main colours used in Maasai beadwork are; Red – stands for bravery and unity, Yellow or Orange – symbolises hospitality, White – represents peace, purity, and health, Blue – represents energy and the sky, Green – symbolises health and land, Black – represents the people and the struggles they must endure.
Today, beading serves as a major source of income for the Maasai people who struggle to maintain their way of life in a constantly changing Africa. By purchasing this product, you are directly helping to support the Maasai women, their families and helping them to maintain their culture.
These belts are made in Kenya and sourced from groups of Maasai ladies. The leather comes from Kenyan cows and produced in a tannery in Thika. The beads are sewn on by Maasai mamas in the Ngong Hills and Amboseli National Park, whilst the buckles are fashioned in the Ngong Hills.
Manyatta supports Tusk Trust and every sale will result in a donation to Tusk.
Gladys is a Maasai mama with 5 children who hails from the Kajiado region of Kenya, a dry and stunningly beautiful area close to the Tanzanian border, around halfway between Nairobi and Arusha. A true Maasai homeland.
Eunice is a Maasai mama with 5 children who hails from the Kajiado region of Kenya, a dry and stunningly beautiful area close to the Tanzanian border, around halfway between Nairobi and Arusha.
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