The Kenyan Collection
unique hand-beaded beauty, tradition and durability

 

 

 

We love these gorgeous products and know you will too. They are truly works of art that will be treasured for years to come. They are attractive AND durable, with a one year guarantee against normal doggy wear and tear...a fantastic gift for your pets and friends. 

Designed and hand-beaded by Masai women in Kenya, this collection of dog collars, and more, allow the "mamas" to have an income from their traditional beading skills. Each item is a work of art as the women do the design work based upon suggested color combinations. 

Because of the large variety of designs and sizes, we cannot always have every collar in stock, but will let you know if your choice needs to be ordered. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery from Kenya, if your item needs to be made just for you, but rejoice that you will be getting something extra special!

From our Importer: Customers tell us these are the highest quality and most unique beaded collars they have ever seen. The beading is done by Maasai "mamas" working in their home area.  By meeting with their designer weekly to receive materials, the artisans can earn a living while maintaining their rural and more traditional lifestyle. Averaging one collar per day, the mamas create these original, one-of-a-kind designs. Beads are hand sewn in leather, then an overlay of leather is glued and stitched on the back. Buckles are solid, hand-cast brass.  Available in a variety of colors, and in three widths: 1/2, 3/4, and 1 inch. Collar lengths are from 8 to 24 inches. Lurcher collars available in 2 inch width and in even lengths from 12 to 20 inches. Leads are 42" long. Leads are not recommend for dogs that pull or for dogs over 50 pounds.  **SIZING:  For purchasing collars, we ask that you measure your pets neck and order based on the exact measurement.  We try hard to fit your pet using the middle hole on the collar as the beading shows up best when it is centered.  Our lengths reflect the measurement from the end of the leather at the buckle to the center hole.