Kazuri means “small and beautiful” in Swahili. The Kazuri Project began in 1975 as a tiny workshop experimenting with ceramic beads made by hand.
In the beginning there were only two Kenyan women, but after discovering a major need for employment for single mothers in the nearby villages, Kazuri began to provide regular work in their workshop. They made it their mission to grow and have a large work force skilled in the craft of handmade jewellery. The Kazuri Workshop has brought great change to the local region by empowering women with employment.
The worker's extensive knowledge of ceramics, and their artistic flair which reflects the culture and wildlife of Kenya has resulted in an assortment of high quality jewellery. Their range is extensive, and each bead and piece of jewellery is handmade and painted with rich colours.