Contemporary Beaded Maasai Mirror (Various Sizes Available) -
Title: Beaded Mirror
Material: Leather, glass beads and glass mirror
People: Maasai artisans
Description: This colorful mirror has been hand-crafted
by a Maasai artisan. The bright, multi-colored beadwork
stands out against any backdrop and lightens up any space!
The beaded frame is designed with a smooth leather-backing
and zipper, allowing one to easily remove the mirror from
within and use the frame as a picture holder. For a third-use,
the mirror makes for a great table centerpiece.
It is available in 3 different sizes - small, medium and large.
Most of the colors used in Maasai beadwork relate directly to
their pastoral lifestyle. The color green represents the grass,
which is believed to be a sacred element because it nourishes
the Maasai’s cattle. Red and white are considered life-sustaining
colors representing the blood and milk of cattle, which they could
not survive without. Other colors, such as orange and black,
represent hospitality and hardship, respectively. By including these
colors in their beadwork, the Maasai are able to visually reference
their beliefs and important aspects of their lives.
Dimensions and individual prices:
12 1/2" outer diameter; 5 1/4" inner mirror diameter
15" outer diameter; 8" inner mirror diameter
18" outer diameter; 11" inner mirror diameter
When checking out, please specify which size
mirror you would like in the provided "message box."
Due to the hand-made quality of each mirror, not all two are alike.
The colors and beadwork will vary from the one depicted here.