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Armlet

Acquired by Sheila Unwin in the early 1970s. This dance armlet is Kamba-made and consists of aluminium crescent-shaped bells (tulamba) suspended from a copper chain (munyo). The Kamba say that...

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Necklace

Maasai style wide beaded wire collar. The Kamba rarely thread beadwork on wire but one group of Kamba imitate Maasai beadwork but use very different colours; a white background with...

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Armlet

Armlet made with conus shells as a central ornament and glass and plastic beads. Not made by the Kitui Kamba because they do not use these vivid dark colours....

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Armlet

Man’s armband (gitero) worn to decorate the upper arm. Glass beads are threaded onto Muamba/ baobab fibre (adansonia digitala). However, the decoration also includes conus shell and red wool....

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Armlet

Armlet made with conus shells as a central ornament and glass and plastic beads. Not made by the Kitui Kamba because they do not use these vivid dark colours....

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Hip belt musyondo

A flat woven hip belt worn by a young woman. White background decorated with arrow designs with aluminium bell janglers that hang down from this. Triangular symbols are big arrows...

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Armlet

Armlet of separate strands of beads with possibly hide and plastic spacers. Not made by the Kitui Kamba because they do not use these dark colours....

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Pubic apron

The public apron (nzenze) is worn by young girls and unmarried women during competition dances between rival villages. The apron not only enhances the wearer’s appearance but it denotes a...

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Hip belt

Women weave the grass fibre (boabab) to thread the beads around cotton cores. Hip belts are called musyondo if worn over clothing, and iliki if worn under them....

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Necklace

An S-twist chain is very typical of the Kamba. They are famous for making it but probably learned the technique from the coastal tribes who also use it but to...

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