kanju’s Maasai Pillow is named to honor the Maasai people of southern Kenya and northern Tanzania, known for their elaborate and sophisticated dress and customs. The design features a central ostrich shell pendant (drilled by hand from ostrich egg shell) framed by a solid ring of wooden seed beads and outer halo of hammershell sequins.
Beneath thatched roofs and in the shade of mango trees, kanju artisans sew, bead, and embroider South African plush cotton pillow covers in both vibrant and subtle hues. Fabric is embellished with unique trade beads sourced from across Africa, some of them centuries old.
18" x 18"
Cotton, Bronze, Glass, Shells
White, Black, Crimson Red
Each is one-of-a-kind and possesses its own unique personality. Variations between items received and images shown can occur. Each pillow is French-seamed and features a concealed zipper closure.
Care & Maintenance
Style indoors or outdoors in a dry place.
Color may fade over time when left in direct light.
Best to hand wash as gently as possible: in cool water with mild soap or dry clean.
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Kanju is a luxury design brand bringing the majesty and creative spirit of Africa to interiors worldwide, through beautiful, meticulously crafted artisan collections.