This necklace is a work of art and a highly valued item in Maasai culture, traditionally made by women for their daughters, granddaughters and nieces to wear as a bridal necklace. Enkariwa are passed down through generations, and gifted on the wedding day.
This necklace is the epitome of tribal fashion and can be worn by women around the globe over a plain dress or outfit, guaranteed to turn heads with it's striking beauty, bold colours and intricate beadwork. And it has an amazing story behind it with the history of the piece, as well as the project that it is supporting.
When not in use as jewellery, we suggest hanging your entirbe on the wall of your home as a stunning decorative piece.
The women in our social enterprise workshop bead this necklace in a circular pattern combining small and large glass beads. The long strings that hang from the breast plate are tipped with cowry shells, which have been prized for centuries among Maasai, originally having been used as currency before the arrival of foreigners in Africa.