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Beadworking, done by women, has a long history among the Maasai, who articulate their identity and position in society through body ornaments and body painting.  Maasai robes, or lubegas, regardless of gender are very colorful. The Masai believe that brighter colors are a deterrent to wild animals.

Beadworking, done by women, has a long history among the Maasai, who articulate their identity and position in society through body ornaments and body painting. Maasai robes, or lubegas, regardless of gender are very colorful. The Masai believe that brighter colors are a deterrent to wild animals.

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