kenyans have a deep affection for brightly colored glass seed beads and incorporate them into personal and domestic items, most notably body adornment and to ebmellish clothes.
it is generally believed that the most accomplished carvers are the akamba, who learned the craft from other bantus to the south, and coastal people known for the intricate doors on the swahili coast.
most metalwork is made from recycled metal, usually brass, copper and aluminium and is used to make jewelry and details on woodwork as well as useful items for home use.
though relatively new in kenya, hand loomed textile production is on the rise. fueled by the availability of raw cotton and wool and well organized women's groups with a focus on self reliance and empowerment.
soapstone, an abundant material that requires little effort to quarry and work with is fashioned into an infinite number of objects, mostly decorative and useful. it has a great tactile quality, heat resistance and weight.