Kazuri Ceramic Bead Jewellery

Kazuri - Every Bead Has A Story

OUR MISSION: "THE MISSON OF KAZURI IS TO PROVIDE AND SUSTAIN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISADVANTAGED MEMBERS OF KENYAN SOCIETY"

Kazuri, which means "small and beautiful" in Swahili, began in 1975 as a tiny workshop in Kenya experimenting in making hand-made, hand-painted ceramic beads. Each bead is shaped by hand, by one of the 350 local women employed by Kazuri. The beads are then polished and kiln fired, painted and fired again before being strung into a necklace and worn by you!

 

As every piece of jewellery is handmade, everyone is unique. Many Kazuri styles are named after areas, tribes and other features of the Kenyan landscape; evocative names that resonate with the organic nature of the clay that comes from its earth. So each Kazuri piece is more than an item of jewellery, it's a piece of Kenya.

Kazuri is proud to be a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation