Meet Jane, Mumbi, Wanja and Juliet of Cultural Ornaments
Cultural Ornaments started 3 years ago by siblings raised in an artistic home, where making things was encouraged. Growing up they used to see their parents sell hats and berets. About 13 years ago the family started making jewellery. They mostly employed women who would work from home as the women cared for their young children.
Soon the jewellery became popular with models and such as Miss Tanzania, Miss Tourism Kenya, Miss USA (Africa). Cultural Ornaments gained most popularity for their ” flag bracelet” which they make in colours of national flags.
They also make customised orders such as a beaded caps and cowrie shell tiara. Cultural Ornaments uses different type of beads, cow horn, shells, crystals among other materials. Their unique designs have got them featured at various fashion shows throughout the country.
The Covid19 pandemic has affected them greatly and their business has suffered. These ladies are optimistic that things will get better and look forward to business resuming.
They pride themselves with impressionable designs and look forward to the day when they shall be able to work with precious stones, gold and silver to create even more marvellous designs.