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Handcrafted Beads: A Trip to the Kazuri Factory in Kenya
Necklaces made from ceramic beads are one of my most treasured souvenirs from my stay in Kenya. They are called ‘Kazuri’, which means ‘small and beautiful’ in Swahili. Their bright colors and candy-like shapes brighten up an outfit like a plain white shirt and jeans any day.
When I was working in Nairobi, I visited the Kazuri factory in Karen, which is about 14 miles (23 kilometers) from the city center, to see how these bright baubles were crafted by hand.