Leg ornament nzungo

Leg ornament with rattle used by women for social dances. The bells (tulamba) are made from recycled aluminium, cut cold from unused cooking pots.

Object Summary

Museum Number 196/2007/8
Simple Name leg ornament
Full Name leg ornament
Common Name leg ornament nzungo
Production country Kenya
Material glass ; vegetable fibre; aluminium
Collection class Personal ornament
Collection continent Africa
Collection area/region E
Production county Kitui area
Production continent Africa
Cultural group Kamba
Function name adornment and dance regalia