Kazuri (DNK-15)


Jewelry Necklace Kazuri DNK-15: Kenyan handmade coin shaped ceramic beads of Bronze/Antique gold. Length +- 18″/46cm.Both the ceramic beads and the necklace are handmade.

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Jewelry Necklace Kazuri DNK-15

Background to Kazuri

KAZURI is the Swahili word for “small and beautiful”. It began in 1975 with a workforce of two African women. Its vision was to create employment for disadvantaged and unemployed people, especially single mothers, in the town and region of Karen in Kenya

This soon expanded when the founders discovered that there were many other women in villages around Nairobi. Again, most were single mothers and in great need of regular employment. Therefore, the mission of Kazuri is to provide and sustain employment opportunities for disadvantaged members of Kenyan society. With this aim in mind Kazuri has grown and currently has more than 340 people working in their workshop.

These women have developed a top quality product of handmade jewelry, which has enabled Kazuri to compete at an international level.

How Kazuri handmade jewelry is created

This handmade jewelry, which depicts the beauty of Africa, starts from when the clay is collected from Mount Kenya and processed onsite.

Each bead is then hand rolled, carefully shaped, polished, fired, painted with designs, glazed and fired again. So, after many hands have touched and created, it is then assembled into a beautiful piece of Fair Trade jewelry which is admired throughout the world.

The Kazuri workshop is situated on a section of what was the farm owned by Karen Von Blixen. Baroness Von Blixen was portrayed by Meryl Streep in the film ‘Out of Africa’.

Additional Support for the workforce

Kazuri also has a clinic, which provides free medical care for its employees and their immediate families.

The African Collection

The African Collection is delighted to have this quality handmade jewelry in its collection and, in a small way, help to support the principles of Kazuri in creating empowerment for Kenyans.

I hope that the Kazuri story inspires you to purchase a piece of handmade jewelry. This purchase will become part of the chain in improving the lot of others. I hope that the Kazuri story inspires you to purchase a piece which, in turn, becomes part of the chain in improving the lot of others.  This Jewelry Necklace Kazuri DNK-18 is only one of several styles available.

Additional information

Weight 0.07 kg
Dimensions 22 × 5 × 1 cm