Sidai Center Workshop & Retail Store

Sidai Center Workshop & Retail Store

Sidai Center Workshop & Retail Store
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Lessons & Workshops
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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We collaborate with Maasai women to produce and market unique, handmade beaded jewelry using traditional techniques. Visit our workshop to meet the artisans who create your jewelry, then visit our gift shop for a luxury retail experience in a beautiful, one of a kind store in Tanzania. Why not book a Maasai beading class? Beginning with a tour of our workshop where many of our designs are produced, you will be inspired to create your own beautiful piece of jewelry, and memory of Tanzania, to take home with you. The 2 hour class is an immersive cultural experience, allowing you to learn the traditional beading techniques of the Maasai tribe while hearing about Maasai culture. We hope you will be inspired to share about your culture with our beaders, too!
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Betsy S
Houston, TX396 contributions
Couples
This is a wonderful endeavor to promote skills for Maasai women. It's a small but lovely shop and I had a quick tour. I was able to see the women at work creating beaded jewelry. The website is well done and worth checking out if you can't get to Arusha. I would definitely recommend a visit if you are able to travel there.
Written 23 September 2022
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BambiLaFawn
Orlando, FL295 contributions
Friends
We stumbled upon this amazing place while staying at the Villa Maua hotel just down the road. Sidai is a good place to purchase quality beaded jewelry and other works of art. It’s not cheap, but the items are quality made right there by women from the community. The beads are glass, not plastic. Everything is beautiful and a wonderful work of art.
Written 25 December 2021
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Paula M
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar3 contributions
My 2 daughters and I did the 2 hour beading workshop. We had a great time making bracelets and learning more about the Masai culture, while also enjoying some lovely tea and biscuits. A great way to spend some time in Arusha, highly recommend! And the shop is lovely, all the work is exquisite!
Written 17 September 2021
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Thank you for leaving this kind review! We are so happy you had a great time with your daughters at our workshop. Come back soon!
Written 11 November 2021
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Queen LJ
10 contributions
Friends
Bought some beautiful and unique jewellery here and really struggled to make choices! I love the Maasai blended style and that the jewellery is made by Maasai women. Really worth a look- next time I am going to try one of the classes!
Written 17 November 2020
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Thank you so much for the kind words! Hope to have you at a class soon!
Written 11 November 2021
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AmyLou
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After hearing so much about the unique jewellery a Sidai, a group of us attended a private beading workshop. We were taught how to make necklaces and bracelets by a group a talented Maasai women who took real care of us. It was wonderfully relaxing and set in a peaceful garden. After the workshop, we visited the store where we found yet more beautiful jewellery, wall hangings and other art. The story behind the project is also great, its definitely worth a visit, I know I'll be going back.
Written 1 October 2020
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So happy you enjoyed the experience! Thank you for taking the time to share
Written 11 November 2021
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Tanya
2 contributions
Couples
We visited this beautiful shop recently. Planned for a quick look. Ended up being in there close to an hour. So many gorgeous pieces of jewellery and art work. Friendly and helpful staff. Our beautiful beaded wall hanging wrapped carefully and now hanging in my lounge room in perfect condition. I will be shopping online for sure from now!
Written 21 March 2020
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So happy to hear! Thank you for sharing. Send us photos of the wall hanging in your home!
Written 11 November 2021
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Alex Mawson
2 contributions
Sidai is a must stop destination in Arusha. The jewellery is stunning, the shop is a hidden oasis and the stories are inspiring. They now offer coffee in their tranquil garden too. I totally recommend that everyone pop in to see this hidden beauty.
Written 16 March 2020
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Thank you Alex! So happy to hear you enjoyed our little hidden gem
Written 17 March 2020
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Sunnysfeather
California3 contributions
Friends
Sadai jewelry is made with love. Their designs are delicate and modern yet preserve the essence of traditional Massai craftsmanship.

Thank you!
Written 16 March 2020
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Thank YOU! Such lovely words. We appreciate your support.
Written 17 March 2020
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Alex S
Mexico City, Mexico7 contributions
Family
This shop is beautiful. Community driven with very good taste. The profits go back to the Massai Community which helps them a lot. Great service. Good prices. Amazing shop.
Written 14 March 2020
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Thank you for your kind words! So happy to hear you had a great experience with us
Written 17 March 2020
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laura w
4 contributions
Solo
This is such a beautiful store and should be on everyone's list to vist.
I love every range they bring out and the support they provide for the maasai women creating the jewellery.
Written 13 March 2020
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Thank you Laura! So glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written 17 March 2020
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Sidai Center Workshop & Retail Store is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM