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Maasai Womens Art

Beading for a better future…empowering Maasai women

New complete catalogue please click here updated 28 November 16

Take a look at this fantastic video about the Maasai Women Art…please click here.

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We are proud to support the Tanzania Maasai Women Art Org, a self sustained, not for profit organisation empowering traditional Maasai women in Northern Tanzania in Africa. By using their traditional beading skills incorporating Italian design, they are producing high quality, stunning jewellery.  These proud women are generating a stable and sustainable income, supporting their families and educating their children, giving them opportunities they have never had.

In the past many women communities gained a small income from cutting trees, making and selling charcoal and impacting on the local environment. Maasai Women Art recognizes the value of natural resources and the necessity for its protection. The development of this alternative micro enterprise protects the environment and came about through an extraordinary collaboration of the Maasai women in the region together with volunteer Art Director Francesa Torri Soldini and European design students from around the world.

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Whilst on holiday in Africa, Kathy Drogemuller visited a Maasai community in Kenya and discovered the superb jewellery and project in Tanzania. She saw the opportunity to bring the jewellery into Australia and value add this innovative project.

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This beautiful ethical bead jewellery is on display at our cellar door and can be purchased at any of our cellar door events; proceeds of sales are returned to the Maasai community. To take a look at the entire  range of the Tanzania Maasai Women Art Org  please click here – our range at the winery is is a selection of our favourite pieces, however, we can order anything you like from the catalogue and it will be ready for collection within a few weeks.

Each piece is individually handmade and an exquisite work of art.

Enquiries to purchase these unique design pieces can be made by phone on (08) 8380 5058 or email winery@paracombewines.com