I had a presumption that the Massai are cattle herders merely and beyond this distinctive occupation, they are restrained and clueless to what is trending in the cities. But, my travels proved my presumption wrong and that is the constructive side of travelling – it makes us. On the 16th of February 2013, I walked in the Massai market – a colorful oasis in the heart of Nairobi. Beside escapades, I was there primarily to buy a birthday gift for someone.
Though I find it nerve wracking to buy birthday gifts for people, this one was a sweet adventure in itself rather.
The Massai market is one of a kind. The thousands handmade decorative jewelries and canvases persuaded me that the Massai are more than mere cattle herders. They are dreamers. They want the world to know that they exist too and what their hands make speak highly of who they are.
Every time I travel to Kenya, I try my best to buy a handicraft product from the Massai market; not to add to my collection but in the years to come, to remind me of my expedition in Kenya.