Ladies who bead
Women at the colourful Maasai Market making their beautiful beadwork, a practice of cultural significance to the Maasai. The Maasai market in central Arusha, Tanzania sells a variety of African curios and souvenirs, including the Maasai beadwork, done specifically by women, a tradition that has lasted hundreds of years. Only with the rise of trade in the 19th C did the use the women begin to use of glass and plastic beads for the necklaces, earrings and bracelets; prior to that they used clay, wood, shells, seeds, etc.
From Arusha town