Around the world in three days

Last week Beads of Esiteti had the great honor of participating in the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, where each day we traveled around the globe meeting artisans from every corner of the Earth, each there to share their unique talents which in turn are supporting communities and preserving indigenous art that has been […]

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Women’s Peace Collection

Beads of Esiteti is happy to announce that we have partnered with the Women’s Peace Collection to create further markets for the Maasai people of Esiteti. Founded by Amber Chand who was born in Uganda the Women’s Peace Collection is dedicated to supporting women who have been affected by war and poverty through creating a […]

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Santa Fe Folk Art Market

Africa Schools of Kenya in partnership with Beads of Esiteti is excited to announce that we will be a featured artisan group at this years Santa Fe Folk Art Market July 13-15th.  The Santa Fe Folk Art Market is the largest Folk Art Market in the world bringing together over 120 artists from 45 different […]

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New shipment has arrived

It always feels like Christmas morning when a new box of beads arrive. Boxes coming from Africa always have this timeless quality to them as though they were shipped on an old wooden boat and took years to arrive. Opening the box I am immediately transported back to Kenya through the vibrancy of the beads and […]

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Upcoming Events

A big thank you to all who supported Beads of Esiteti at this year’s Earth Day in Santa Barbara!!  Please join us this week as we sell the beads at Encanto located at 1114 State St. on May 3rd for the local First Thursday and also this Saturday at Porch in Carpinteria from 10-4. Look […]

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The Maasai

Twelve years ago I began my love affair with Africa, the moment I first stepped foot onto the continent and took in the smells of burning embers mixed with wind and a slight hint of eucalyptus.  For me this smell embodied timelessness and returned me to a place within myself that went beyond time and […]

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