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Collar necklace

This neck collar is fashioned from short iron wire lengths that are covered in aluminium wire thread. Wirework is made by a specialist called kilingi. Knowledge of wirework came to...

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Kitete

This elaborate gourd was made by an older woman for a girl about to be married, and it would have formed part of her dowry. The young bride would take...

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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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Kitete

This elaborate gourd was made by an older woman for a girl about to be married, and it would have formed part of her dowry. The young bride would take...

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Kitete

This elaborate gourd was made by an older woman for a girl about to be married, and it would have formed part of her dowry. The young bride would take...

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Necklace

A single strand necklace that resembles Tuareg-beaded necklaces from southern Morocco, where silver coins are used instead of recycled tin, as displayed here....

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Necklace

Necklace consisting of blue handmade glass beads. Several strands would be worn by women....

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Necklace

These scented beads of muthithithi (sandalwood) are permanently blackened with plant juices (Rubia cordifolia) and tree bark (Syzygium cordatum). Finally packed in mud to fix the colour, they are coated...

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Necklace

Necklace consisting of blue handmade glass beads. Several strands would be worn by women....

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Necklace migathi ya miti

A necklace composed of delicate wooden cylindrical beads (migathi ya miti) with turquoise beads between each piece strung on fibre. Worn by both sexes for traditional dances. The wood is...

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