Sidai Designs | Short Pembetatu Necklace

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. This collection is dedicated to the pembetatu to symbolize our hopes to balance preserving traditional Maasai beadwork with bringing a contemporary aesthetic to these designs.

  • Material | glass beaded necklace with 14k gold fill chain (adjustable) + beaded pendant with tassels, decorated with a block of 24k gold plated glass beads
  • Measurements | 14" long + 2" beaded pendant with tassels
  • Handcrafted in Tanzania by Maasai women
  • Designer | Sidai Designs

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