Kazuri Beads


KAZURI, which means small and beautiful in Swahili, began in 1975 with a workforce of two African women. The vision was to create employment for disadvantaged and unemployed people, especially single mothers, in the town and region of Karen, in Kenya. Currently there are now more than 340 people working in the Kazuri workshop. Clay is collected from Mt Kenya, and processed on site. Each bead is then hand rolled, carefully shaped, polished, fired, painted with designs, glazed, and fired again. After many hands have touched and created each bead , it is then assembled into your beautiful piece of jewellery.