White Orkuma Bottle

$74.00 Regular price

 Handcrafted in Tanzania

**Available for pre-order, this item is expected to ship in late November**

These glass Orkuma Bottles have a beautiful blue tint, as they have been hand-blown from 100% recycled glass. The makers of the bottles are a social enterprise in Arusha, called Shanga, who employ people with disabilities and teach them a range of artisanal skills. Maasai women then wrap the neck of the bottle with monochrome beaded patterns, using glass beads strung together with thread rolled from recycled grain sacks. This is a traditional Maasai method of beading, recyclable and resourceful by its nature.

**Your chosen piece is 100% handmade by one of our 120 Maasai beaders in Tanzania, so no two pieces will ever be exactly the same.

7 - 9" tall, 3" wide. Due to the handmade nature of these bottles, sizes may vary.

About the Artisan Group
Sidai Designs collaborates with Maasai women to produce and market unique, hand-made, high-end beaded jewelry using traditional techniques. By bringing these products to international markets, they drive the demand that preserves the beading traditions and helps to economically sustain the women and their families.