A beading business that allows our mamas to live as they choose.
Samburu Patterns is a bead workshop and design company that partners with the Samburu Trust.
Our beading mamas live a tough life, one that they love. In times of harsh drought when running a manyatta things can become extremely difficult.
So when we’re able to assist them by working together on beaded items using their incredible bead and colour skills, it can take a lot of pressure off them.
Samburu Patterns has produced beautiful beadwork for over 15 years, when it was known as the Sampiripiri Arts Workshop. Since then our products have been sold all over the world. If you are interested in the work of our mamas, please get in touch.
Waso Chapters – Samburu Patterns
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We want to show everyone what it’s like to be one of the Mamas in our bead workshop. Our mamas live a tough life, one that they love, and in times of harsh drought when running a manyatta things can become extremely difficult. So when we’re able to assist them by work together on […]
Nosokoni was a little girl that was attacked by an elephant while collecting firewood. This is the story of her ordeal and recovery as described by Julia Francombe, the founder of the Samburu Trust. This story was originally written by artist Annie Tempest, and has now been re-edited for the Waso Chapters. Julia grew up […]