Our Maasai collection draws inspiration from the intricacy and vibrancy of traditional African beading, marrying the traditional and the cutting edge to dramatic effect.
The Maasai story looks to the proud beading traditions of Kenya’s best-known tribe. Multiple wrappings of small beads meet AKONG’s signature rows of coloured crystals and stones. And pieces are constructed from a rich blend of materials that both complement and contrast, including African trade beads, glass beads, semi-precious stones, wood, brass and bright tassel embellishments.
The Kenya story ups the urban a little with a strong mix of traditional and modern styling. It takes AKONG’s distinctive chunky chains and crystals and gives them a striking African flavour with the addition of painted glass krobo beads, sourced directly from artisans in Ghana.