Maasai-beaded Dog collars, handbags, safari belts, handmade in kenya

All our Safari Belts are made with hard-wearing, Kenyan, natural, free-range, beef leather and finished on the inside with a soft, goat-skin lining.
The solid brass buckle is hand cast by local artisans using recycled brass. Zinj Design Safari Belts are beautifully hand-beaded with 100% glass beads, and then hand-stitched to make them exceptionally strong and long lasting.

Origins’ is our special collection of leather goods, inspired by Ancient Africa, cave dwelling, rock art and the elemental artefacts of ancient times:  bone, clay, hide, shells, rock, stone and fire.

This collection of belts is made using ‘antiqued’ beads that give a subtle, muted and mottled effect to the pattern.

All our belts tell a story, some inspired by the beautiful tribal patterns of East Africa such as those of the Maasai, Pokot, Turkana, Samburu, Bajuni, or Akamba, amongst many more, while other beading patterns like Rafiki, Kilimanjaro or Blue Nile are a contemporary take on traditional East African beadwork. We also pay tribute to some of the S.W. Native American beadwork in patterns like Mesa, Santa Fe, Geronimo and Kiowa.