The beadwork here is amazing!
This is a traditional bridal necklace!
**I LOVE THIS ONE **
Maasai mothers make these beautiful necklaces, called “engarewa,” when their daughters are to marry. To the basic collar, the mothers add knee-length strands of beads ending in cowrie shells for good luck and wealth. The color of each bead in the necklace is chosen for its meaning in Maasai culture: Red for unity, blood, and bravery; blue for peace, water, and the sky; green for health and the land; orange for the gourds that hold the milk that is offered to visitors; yellow for the hospitality signified by animal skins on guest beds; white for purity; and black for the hardships of life which the bride and groom will weather together. Brides wear these necklaces at their wedding, and when they go to the home of their husband for the first time.