THE KENYAN COLLECTION

ALEQUI Kenyan collection

The MAASAI WOMEN OF KENYA

In a unique collaboration with a group of Maasai women in Kenya, we are proud to present the Kenyan Collection, a limited edition collection of handmade embroidered browbands.

This group of women have previously made the now famous browband worn by the horse Crusader Ice in elite competitions such as Falsterbo Horse Show.

All profits from this collection go back to support these hard working Maasai women.

You can find the collection here.

BROWBANDS WITH EMBROIDERED KENYAN PEARLS

The women live in the village of Keerok in the grand natural reserve Maasai Mara in south west Kenya. They are experts at pearl embroidery and have embroidered the browbands in a traditional yet modern Maasai design.

In addition to Crusader Ice, the Belgian brothers Nicola and Olivier Phillipaerts also ride with these browbands on some of their horses, a gift from the Maasai women when they visited their camp Entumoto in Maasai Mara.

alequi kenyan collection embroider
alequi kenyan collection embroider

BEAUTIFUL PEARL EMBROIDERY

The women live in the village of Keerok in the grand natural reserve Maasai Mara in south west Kenya. They are experts at pearl embroidery and have embroidered the browbands in a traditional yet modern Maasai design.

In addition to Crusader Ice, the Belgian brothers Nicola and Olivier Phillipaerts also ride with these browbands on some of their horses, a gift from the Maasai women when they visited their camp Entumoto in Maasai Mara.

ALEQUI Kenyan collection

EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS

Each browband takes two days to embroider and the income they receive from the sales makes a big difference for the women. For instance, Anna Ole Ntajya, 45, has nine children that she supports alone ever since her husband fell down a tree and broke his back.

Anna and the other Maasai women have done an incredible job in the making of the browbands, a new product they previously had not worked with that gives them a new opportunity to expand their business.