A single hand blown recycled glass bottle, handmade by people with disabilities in Tanzania. The bottle is wrapped with glass beads that have been handwoven by Maasai women, using thread from recycled grain sacks.
The name Orkuma refers to the 'Talking Stick', as these bottles hold the same shape as this ancient tool of communication still used today by the Maasai tribe.
Recycled glass, glass beads, thread from recycled grain sacks, cowrie shells.
7 - 9" tall, 3" wide. Due to the handmade nature of these bottles, sizes may vary.
This product is ready made and will be dispatched from Maine, USA. All orders are shipped via USPS.
US orders - Priority Mail (1-3 business days)
International orders – First Class International Mail (up to 21 business days)
Due to the current pandemic, delivery may be slightly delayed. We ask that you bear with us as we endeavor to get your order into your hands as quickly and safely as possible.
ONE OF A KIND
Your chosen piece is 100% handmade by one of our 120 Maasai beaders in Tanzania, so no two pieces will ever be exactly the same. With different hands crafting each piece, we celebrate the uniqueness of the slight irregularities and differences between them, truly making them one of a kind.
By making your purchase, you have helped to provide our workers with a living wage. You have helped to provide regular social programs for our team. You have helped enable women and girls to go on to help their community.
From all of us at Sidai, ashe naleng – a big ‘thank you’ for your contribution. Together we are building a brighter future for our team and their community.