This beautiful multi-layered necklace is handmade all the way from Kenya. It is made of tiny colored beads known as "shanga" amongst the Maasai ethnic group. The multiple bead strands gradually increase in length, with the shortest strand about 4," and the longest about 8.5." The necklace closes with a hook. This best fits a neck with a circumference of 16"-17." Anything more than that may feel too tight. Note that this is a vivid yellow color. Yellow symbolizes the sun, fertility, and growth
The colors of the beading used in Maasai beadwork hold special meaning. Yellow represents fertility and growth. You can learn more about Maasai beadwork HERE.