Necklace

Single strand of old blue and white glass beads that are threaded onto grass fibre (boabab). Usually worn by circumcised girls and young women but it is also made by wives for their husbands when participating in a dance called muthunguci.

Object Summary

Museum Number 189/2008/12
Simple Name adornment
Full Name necklace
Common Name necklace
Production country Kenya
Material glass; vegetable fibre
Collection class Personal ornament
Collection continent Africa
Collection area/region E
Production continent Africa
Production year low late 1960s
Production year high early 1970s
Cultural group Kikuyu
Function name adornment