Stunning leather dog collars made by the tribes people of magical and beautiful Kenya. This captivating 'Earth' collar is made with shades of brown, black, white and gold coloured beads in various patterns and designs. No single collar is ever the same. Incredibly beautiful.
Masai people have beaded necklaces and wristbands for decades to tell a story of the wearer, their social and marital status, age and key events in their life.
The Masai women handcraft each individual collar using quality dark brown leather which they adorn with beads. A second layer of leather is then glued and sewn to the back. The collars also feature hand-cast buckles and clasps. Very special and stunning to wear.
No collar is ever the same. The images shown are for reference only, to give you an idea of the various colours and designs. To help you choose though, we have offered the option of the 'Classic' the more traditional Massai designs or 'Circles' which includes circular patterns in the design.
Please note that the bead colours and designs vary from collar to collar and from those pictured. The images simply give an idea of the colours of the beads used and the variety of designs. The Maasai women are given total free range to express their artistic flair on each and every design, to encourage and safe guard the integrity of their culture. This is the beauty of this product.
Important - Please ALWAYS measure your dog's neck before ordering.
Refer to the 'Dog's neck measurement' column of the size guide below, also noting the width of each collar. Some of the larger collar sizes also have a broad 1" width option.
|Dog's neck measurement ||Collar width ||Buckle to middle hole || Breed guide * |
|9" to 11" (23-28cm) ||1/2" (1.5cm) ||10" ||Toy breeds |
|11" to 13" (28-34cm) ||1/2" (1.5cm) ||12" ||Small breeds |
|11" to 13" (28-34cm) ||3/4" (2cm) ||12" ||Small breeds |
|12" to 14" (30-36cm) ||3/4" (2cm) ||13" ||Small breeds |
|15" to 17" (38-44cm) ||3/4" (2cm) ||16" ||Medium breeds |
|15" to 17" (38-44cm) broad ||1" (3cm) ||16" ||Medium breeds |
|18" to 20" (46-51cm) ||3/4" (2cm) ||19" ||Large breeds |
|18" to 20" (46-51cm) broad ||1" (3cm) ||19" ||Large breeds |
|21" to 23" (53-59cm) broad ||1" (3cm) ||22" ||Very large breeds |
* This is a rough guide only. Please measure your dog's neck before ordering, thank you.
Treat the leather well and it will grow even more beautiful with age. To clean, rinse in warm water then treat with Neatsfoot Oil for waterproofing or saddle soap. This will keep the leather healthy and supple. Avoid contact with salt (sea) water and chemicals (e.g. cleaning products, flea treatments).