20 Apr Visit to a new supplier
Demand has been growing for Manyatta Maasai beaded belts and I felt it was needed to go to Kenya to seek out new suppliers. My thanks go to the wonderful Pamela Chesire who plays a key part in the success of the Kenya Society, founded to promote links, particularly trade and business, between Kenya and the UK. She used her knowledge to link me with several people.
This is a photo taken of me with a belt designer in Ongata Rongai near Nairobi, in Kajiado province. The supplier has proved to be reliable and in particular has produced some fantastic samples of beaded belts with animals on – perfect for hunts and shoots and more generally lovers of the countryside. So a new market for Maasai beaded belts has emerged and Manyatta is very confident they will prove popular.