Maasai Blue ~ Blue Monday, October 18, 2010

Here is a Maasai wedding necklace from Narok, Kenya.  Necklaces such as this are made by the  mothers of the brides and are worn by the bride when she goes to her husband's home for the first time. This particular necklace hangs in my living room as a wall ornament. You can learn more about the Maasai people here and more about the wedding jewellry here.

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27 comments:

  1. What a beautiful bride she'd be!

    Happy Blue Monday.

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  2. A special object for Blue Monday, Penny. So often your posts remind me of Lynda's. Interesting! Have a blessed day, (((Jo)))

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  3. How intricate and beautiful. I wonder how long it takes to make such a necklace.

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  4. Oh, how lovely! I love the colors and the design. Is it beaded? Just so neat.

    My dad was a big game hunter in his youth, and I heard some things about the Maasai people from him, but I will be sure and check out your link, too.

    Happy Blue Monday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  5. An interesting post. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message

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  6. What a beautiful necklace -- I love art and jewelry that comes out of Africa.

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  7. This is just georgous! Is it yours? Did you see the post I did on Africa? http://ginny-letyourlightshine.blogspot.com/2010/09/africa.html

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  8. What a beautiful necklace. The bride must feel very special.

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  9. SMILING SALLY, I agree the bride would be so lovely all in blue ;-)

    JO, thank you for your visit and your kind comments. I love having my posts compared to Lynda's since I absolutely love her blog!

    ANNIE, the necklace is intricately beaded. I'm not sure how long it takes but the beads are individually sewn on to the leather. That makes it a bit quicker but the leather is so hard that I'm sure that slows the process right down and makes it a challenging project for the fingers.

    QM, It is indeed a beaded necklace. Did you father hunt game in Kenya? I'll bet he had a lot of interesting stories. Happy Blue Monday to you as well.

    ELAINE, thank you. Please come again soon ;-)

    CANYON GIRL, I share your love of African arts and crafts.

    GINNY, I didn't see your African post and you can be sure I'll check it out. Thank you for leaving me the link!

    EILEEN, I'm glad you like the necklace as I selected it myself. Though I could have selected a multi-coloured one I chose this one in shades of blue. It hangs on my living room wall though originally was intended to hand on my deep blue bedroom walls. Perhaps it will make it there yet ;-)

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  10. Very nice.. that is truly a good find. Now she will be a perfect bride for sure.d

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  11. I love seeing what others have to share from their native country. This is a most interesting wedding necklace. Never knew about it. So glad you shared with us.

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  12. Great photo - I love your blue wedding necklace. Happy Blue Monday.

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  13. the necklace is truly one of a kind. great find for Blue Monday.

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  14. How pretty, thanks for telling us about this tradition. Have a great week!

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  15. Oh how pretty. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my Mission Monday in Blue.
    Have a Blessed Week,
    Sherry

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  16. AUNTIE E, thank you for your visit. The wedding necklace is not going to be worn by a bride. It is for hanging on the wall.

    LV, thank you for your kind words though the necklace is not from my native country. I visit in Kenya but I do love it :-)

    DONNIE, thank you for stopping by! You have great taste ;-)

    LIFE RAMBLINGS, I am not sure it is one of a kind but I am pretty sure it is rare to get a wedding necklace all in blue colours. It seems that multiple colours are more common. I guess that's why I chose blue :-)

    JOY, you are most welcome. I hope you come again soon.

    SHERRY, I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Thank you for visiting mine.

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  17. Nice. Interesting people the Masai. Unusual history.

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  18. AU & TARGET, yes indeed the Maasai have an interesting history. Truth me told most of Africa and her peoples have a fascinating history. Thank you for your visit.

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  19. Beautiful necklace, but what happened to the bride?

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  20. Gorgeous! So interesting too! Thanks.

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  21. ANNIE, I'm not sure where the bride is but perhaps if we send up some smoke signals she will find her way home :-))

    BOSSY BETTY, so glad you enjoyed the post!

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  22. Nice. Interesting people the Masai. Unusual history.

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  23. Oh, how lovely! I love the colors and the design. Is it beaded? Just so neat.

    My dad was a big game hunter in his youth, and I heard some things about the Maasai people from him, but I will be sure and check out your link, too.

    Happy Blue Monday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  24. I love seeing what others have to share from their native country. This is a most interesting wedding necklace. Never knew about it. So glad you shared with us.

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