Maasai beadwork is created by the local women featuring many beautiful designs. However, there is deep meaning behind the beauty. The colors are selected for their symbolic values. For example, red symbolizes bravery and strength. Blue means energy and represents the sky. White equals purity and black symbolizes the people and all the struggles they must endure. The beadwork is literally a visual representation of your life story.
Maasai artisans apply their talents to create decorative figurines, bowls and utensils that have been hand carved from a solid piece of wood.
MAASAI HONEY & CANDLES
Maasai Honey is a beekeeping project located in the small village of Ololosokwan. The mission is to teach the local Maasai women how to harvest honey and make candles as a means to introduce a sustainable income generating project.
The main garment worn by the Maasai is called the shuka. This fabric comes in a variety of colors and can be used as a blanket, throw over, wall hanging or in a variety of sewing projects.
Unlike other touristy Maasai Markets in Tanzania, all of the items you'll find at TAASA are made in the small village of Ololosokwan. Guests will find original items and can feel good that all purchases directly support this rural community.