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Large Pembetatu Wall Hanging

Large Pembetatu Wall Hanging

£347.00 GBP

A large beaded wall hanging of glass beads that have been handwoven together by Maasai artisans, using thread from recycled grain sacks. 

Pembetatu :: Triangle 

The triangle, or pembetatu, decorates the painted faces of young Maasai boys on their journey into adulthood, and features in silver charms that hang from beaded adornments worn by Maasai women.

Symbols are a visual representation of philosophy, and the triangle is one that can be used to convey balance. We dedicate this collection to the pembetatu to symbolise our hopes to balance preserving traditional Maasai beadwork with bringing a contemporary aesthetic to our designs.

MATERIALS

Glass beaded wall hanging with a beaded fringe, finished with shells. Beaded panel woven together with thread from recycled grain sack, onto a wooden dowel decorated with shells.

SIZE
H 31" x W 8" beaded panel. Total H49" x W15"

SHIPPING
All of our pieces are handmade in Tanzania to order. Please understand that due to the time it takes to craft your piece and to ship from the African continent to your doorstep, it may take up to up to 4 weeks (or, in rare cases, slightly longer) for you to receive your order. We have many busy hands on deck who do their best to get your order to you as fast 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. 

YOUR IMPACT
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.


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