The Maasai warriors are one of the most prominent and respected ethnic groups in Kenya. Maasai men, in order to become warriors, must go out alone into the bush and kill a male lion with their bare hands. The warriors are so greatly feared, it is told that lions and cheetahs will run away or stop their pursuits of game animals if a Maasai warrior is anywhere close by. As soon as a Maasai warrior is initiated their spear and shield are decorated with red paint, which is symbolic of their status in society. The Maasai statues sold at Africa Imports are all hand-carved and hand-made by the Maasai people of Kenya. When you own these you are owning a true piece of African culture, pride, and strength.
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