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Kazuri Beads Factory

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Address: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 20 2328905
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It's not the beads, it's the story behind.

Great place to learn more about the Kenyan society. Most of the women who work there (about 400 or so) earn $7 a day making beads and turning some of them into necklaces. Great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2012
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Williamsburg, Virginia

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Great place to learn more about the Kenyan society. Most of the women who work there (about 400 or so) earn $7 a day making beads and turning some of them into necklaces. Great way to support them.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

I went to this place on Saturday just when the women were about to finish their Saturday half day shift. Though they were about to close the factory when i came in. My guide was friendly and showed me the whole process. It is a simple factory where most of the process is by hand. there is a large variety... More 

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miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

I was fortunate to visit factory to see women making beads. They create necklaces, bracelets and pottery.

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

This was a great outing. Seeing how the beads are all hand made. NO problem taking pictures. The ladies were friendly and the step by step process was very interesting. The prices int he shop were very reasonable. Interesting the ladies all get tea break... not a coffee break. Loved it.

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nottinghamshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

The tour is free, we just tipped the guide. It was really interesting to see how the clay is made, how the beads are made, painted and decorated. The shop has lots and lots of items for sale, so difficult to choose and I think the prices are good considering they are all handmade. Definitely worth a visit.

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Nipomo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Wonderful handmade ceramic bead jewelry and at very reasonable prices. Huge selection and wonderful colors.

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Yorkshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

fantastic free tour of inspiring and beautiful beading. Beautiful finished work is higher quality than you might find in the local markets with prices to match. A brilliant couple of hours in a lovely part of town.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

It is a very worthwhile business, helping women with an income. We did a short tour of the factory before heading into the gift shop. I wanted to buy beads for my friends, but as they were not cheap I ended up buying only a token items for about $10. If the items were slightly cheaper I would have purchased... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We went here because we had extra time before Sheldrick's opened and had a great tour and shopping experience. Definitely worth a visit.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We really enjoyed visiting Kazuri beads and found them to be absolutely beautiful ... while still moderately priced. Great place to get gifts.

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