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    Washed Grey Bone Beads (Circular)

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    Light Brown Kenya Bone Beads (Small)

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    Light Brown Kenya Bone Beads (Circular)

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    Washed Grey Bone Beads (Faceted)

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    Grey Kenya Bone Beads (Large)

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    White Carved Triangular Batik Bone Beads (Small)

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    Washed Grey Bone Beads (Elongated)

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    Light Brown Criss Cross Eye Carved Bone Beads (Large)

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    Admire this beautiful strand of bone beads from Kenya. East African bone beads are handcrafted by artisans using recycled cow bone. Each bead is in...

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    Kenya Light Brown Bone Beads (Medium)

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    Admire this beautiful strand of bone beads from Kenya. East African bone beads are handcrafted by artisans using recycled cow bone. Each bead is in...

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    Round Kenyan Grey Horn Beads (24mm)

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    These grey color round beads are made from natural horn. The slight variations in colors and shape of the beads will make them a fun addition to yo...

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    Round Grey Kenyan Horn Beads (16mm)

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    These grey color round beads are made from natural horn. The slight variations in colors and shape of the beads will make them a fun addition to yo...

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    Elongated Grey Kenyan Horn Beads (36x12mm)

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    These grey elongated beads are made from natural horn. The slight variations in colors and shape of the beads will make them a fun addition to your...

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    Oval Grey Kenyan Horn Beads (24x18mm)

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    These grey oval beads are made from natural horn. The slight variations in colors and shape of the beads will make them a fun addition to your bead...

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    Squash Orange Kenyan Amber Resin Beads (25mm)

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    Admire this beautiful strand of vibrant amber resin beads. These beads are made by the craftspeople of Kenya. Each bead measures approximately 18-2...

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    Brown Bone Disk Beads (12-14mm)

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    Subtle and sophisticated, these brown Bone Disk Beads are the perfect subtle addition to any jewelry design. Measuring 12-14mm in diameter, each be...

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    White Bone Disk Beads (16-18mm)

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    This strand of 16-18mm white bone disk beads has a classic and timeless look that's perfect for any jewelry project. Their lovely organic material ...

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    Splotchy Grey Bone Disk Beads (16-18mm)

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    Our Splotchy Grey Bone Disk Beads are sure to become the perfect touch for any project. These 16 - 18mm beads are crafted from natural bone with a ...

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    Grey Bone Disk Beads (16-18mm)

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    Add some eye-catching style to your designs with these beautiful Grey Bone Disk Beads. This strand features 16-18mm beads, with a lovely grey color...

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    Antiqued Brass Kenya Heishi Beads (4mm)

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    These beautiful Kenya Heishi Beads will lend your design the perfect touch of brightness. Each 4mm bead is handcrafted from brass and formed into a...

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    Brown Bone Disk Beads (16-18mm)

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    These beautiful brown bone disk beads are perfect for any jewelry making project. Each bead measures 16-18mm, and comes on an easily manageable str...

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    White Carved Watermelon Bone Beads (Large)

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    These Carved Watermelon Bone Beads from Kenya will make a beautiful addition to any bead collection. Featuring a minimalist carved design, each bea...

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    Dark Grey Kenya Bone Beads (Rectangular)

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    These delightful Dark Grey Bone Beads are a a traditional artisan craft from Kenya and are perfect for almost any crafting project. Each bead is ha...

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    Light Brown Kenya Bone Beads (Saucer)

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Kenya Beads are beads originating in the East African nation of Kenya. Kenya has a diverse culture consisting of as many as 42 different ethnic groups including the Nilotic Maasai people who are one of the better-known tribes. The major Kenyan populations can be classified as the Bantus, Nilotes, and Cushites. Beads play an important role in Kenya’s culture and are a widespread form of artistic expression. For example, among the Maasai, beads are often used as fashion accessories and may be found as earrings or other traditional ornaments for both women and men.

Several major types of beads are currently made in Kenya. The Batik Bone Bead is a handcrafted bead that is made by dying bleached and polished cow bone. The Batik method refers to the use of a wax coating to create various patterns and designs such as stripes and whorls. An alternative name for these beads is Mudcloth Beads since a similar dying process can be used to pattern textiles. Many of these bone beads come from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Similarly, a number of metal beads have also been produced in Kenya including the copper, brass, and other Metal Hishi Beads. Borana tinsmiths in the northern parts of Kenya are known for making many small beads using the material from recycled aluminum cooking pots.

The Turkana people of northwest Kenya are one ethnic group that is especially known for its rich tradition of adornment including beading. They are Kenya’s third largest tribe. In Turkana society clothing is used to distinguish between different age groups, marital status, and economic position. Women often wear multicolored necklaces and also wear beads in their hair. There is also a tradition to wear Ostrich Eggshell Beads as part of one’s undergarments. The many different shapes and sizes of beads in Turkana society reflect different meanings. Many of these African beads were acquired through traditional trading practices especially pink Venetian glass beads and Blue Annular Beads worn to this day by Borana Tribal Elders.