Swahili Breeze Accessories is a Labor of Love. The urge to share my love for African Handmade Jewelry has gotten the best of me. I was born and raised in Nairobi before moving to the USA in pursuit of the American Dream. As a child, my love for art, music and anything brightly colored took over my soul. In High School, I danced to the beats of the “Kalapapla” and “Ishikuti” drums, decked out in brightly colored sisal dance skirts, beads and body paint.
As an adult, my love for dance and music transitioned to the melodious sounds of traditional and modern Cuban Dance and Music. While dancing to the beats of the Congas, Bongos, Claves and Maracas in the streets of Havana and Santiago, I couldn’t help but drool over the beautiful handmade pieces adorned by the gorgeous Cuban women. I couldn’t resist adding a few to my jewelry collection.
On a trip back home to Kenya, I stopped by the Maasai Market in Nairobi, the Mecca of all arts and crafts, to pick up a few pieces and I fell in love all over again. In my quest to share my love for brightly colored jewelry with the rest of the world, Swahili Breeze was born.
Swahili Breeze Accessories sources our 100% handmade products from Maasai Women’s groups in order to promote self-sufficiency in the African Woman.