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Pending

Pendings were worn by everyone as a fashion statement. Those who could afford it would purchase them made from silver and gold. This a copper alloy example with blue-black enamel called niello. Buckles are not indicators of rank. This particular buckle is no longer made in the Malay Peninsula and superbly illustrates one of two examples of niello work called a Sumatran Ligor Chutam.

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Pending

Pendings were worn by everyone as a fashion statement. Those who could afford it would purchase them made from silver and gold. This a copper alloy example with blue-black enamel called niello. Buckles are not indicators of rank. This particular buckle is no longer made in the Malay Peninsula and superbly illustrates one of two examples of niello work called a Sumatran Ligor Chutam.

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Pendant

Leaf-shaped earrings like these are worn by Turkana women. Larger versions are worn by Turkana and Pokot men through the nasal septum. It is obligatory for the groom to wear one at the marriage ceremony.

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Pubic apron

A woven glass bead apron made to be worn by a young girl. A white background decorated with various colourful shapes. Fringed with plastic shirt buttons and iron chain danglers.

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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.

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