Inspired by the simple beauty of traditional elements and the colourful range of textured beads, Kianga creations showcase ethnic and modern elements which elegantly blend into each piece. Maasai fringed collars are echoed in swaying designs, glass wedding beads are reproduced in stark and polished recycled aluminium drops. Every piece becomes a collection of distinct materials, techniques and cultures. Traditionally, adornments reveal the social or spiritual status and play a very important role at ritual ceremonies. Kianga designs celebrate the inventiveness of tribal materials, whose charm and suggestion remain intact even when revisited with a contemporary flair.
“I like for jewellery to tell a story and to express a strong personality.”