ROCKDEEP KEITA Men and Women
When you put on any sandal in the Grille Master Series you will be in love and wonder how you ever wore anything else.
We summoned our ancestors when we made these.
- Lined with a stretch mesh
The Keita dynasty ruled pre-imperial and imperial Mali from the 11th century into the early 17th century. It was a Muslim Dynasty, and its rulers claimed descent from Bilal Keita.
Bilal Keita was a freed slave who accepted Islam and became one of the Sahabahs of the prophet Muhammad.
A couple of generations after him, his great-nephew, Mansa Musa Keita I of Mali, made a celebrated pilgrimage to Mecca which established his reputation as the richest man of his day. The dynasty he belonged to remained a major power in West Africa from 1235 until the breakup of the Mali Empire around 1610. Rivals from within the clan founded smaller kingdoms within contemporary Mali and Guinea.
Today the surname Keita belongs only to one royal family in Africa. Of the members of these modern "daughter dynasties", the late politician Modibo Keita and the musician Salif Keita are arguably the most famous.