Beaders’ Biography: Kitindi

Beaders’ Biography: Kitindi

Kitindi is a Maasai mama who has not disclosed the area of her birth but now lives in the Ngong Hills just outside Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

She has 8 family members to support and, of course, the income from the order of a Manyatta belt is crucial to sustaining her family.

She also has cattle, sheep, goats and donkeys to ‘chunga’ (‘look after’).

She was taught beading by her own mother from when she was a small girl. The beading skill is handed down from generation to generation.

Her favourite styles to bead are any which include stripes. It is wonderful to see that the Maasai mamas are open to new designs and love to create something entirely unique and that has never been made before.

Kitindi says that it takes 3 days to bead a belt. She uses her genetic and generational talent to create stunning belts for Manyatta customers.
She would very much appreciate any new orders to help educate her family and support her community.

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