It's a Maasai Christmas
The Maasai stars are used in the Maasai mud hut (boma) for good luck and to keep away the evil spirits. They represent the stars in the sky and the Maasai people's harmony with nature.
In Western culture we love to use them as Christmas decorations.
This Christmas we are raising money for Lengo Football Academy by selling these stars in Australia.
The stars are $20 plus postage of $8. 100% of the selling price will be returned to Sarah, our Maasai designer and the rest will support disadvantaged youth at Lengo Football Academy.
We have 50 Maasai Christmas stars to sell which will raise much needed funds to support Lengo Football Academy.
If you are interested in purchasing a star this Christmas please contact us using the form below and we'll be in touch.
Meet your designer, Sarah
Sarah was born in Olbalbal Village in Ngorongoro. She has four children and one grandchild and is 43 years old. She was married when she was 14 to a Maasai man and was his first wife. Her husband now has two wives.
As a girl her main activity was to look after the livestock. She did not go to school and speaks Maasai and conversational Swahili. She currently lives in the Ngoile village in Ngorongoro with her two sons who go to school (primary and secondary).
She started making beaded jewellery for herself when she was 15 and then attempted to start selling about three years ago. She uses the money she earns to keep her sons in school and to support her family.