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Maasai women earn a few shillings by selling beadwork and small curios to visiting tourists. The women buy the plastic beads in  shopping centers that may be up to 50 miles away.  Beadwork is an important means of social interaction and a creative outlet from their daily tasks of looking after the children, milking the cows, cooking, and constructing homes and animal pens.

Maasai women earn a few shillings by selling beadwork and small curios to visiting tourists. The women buy the plastic beads in shopping centers that may be up to 50 miles away. Beadwork is an important means of social interaction and a creative outlet from their daily tasks of looking after the children, milking the cows, cooking, and constructing homes and animal pens.

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