This 19th century headdress is of a type worn by men during special occasions.
These dance hats (30/1907, 31/1907, 34/1907) have been grouped together because they are fundamentally all of the same type with minute variations in decoration if applicable.
This hat is made of red plaited cane, decorated with goat’s hair and feathers.
Modern fan of woven vegetable fibre, with the Hawaiian greeting, ‘Aloha’ (a word with many meanings) embroidered on it.
A Hawaiian souvenir fan made from vegetable fibre.
In August 1870 the central barrow in a group of barrows at Upton Pyne was excavated by Reverend Kirwan.
This small vessel was excavated in 1868 from a barrow surrounded by a ditch.
These modern earrings are made out of ostrich egg shell, a popular material that was once used in making fine body ornaments.
An armlet decorated with glass beads.
A hip belt consisting of cowrie shells strung between crocheted fibre.
A woven glass bead apron made to be worn by a young girl.
Armlet design suggests that it was possibly made by the Kikuyu living close to the Kamba border.
Single strand of alternate blue and white glass beads threaded onto grass fibre called muamba (boabab).
White glass beads threaded onto grass fibre (boabab).
Dark blue ringed beads threaded onto grass fibre (boabab).
Single strand of old dark blue glass beads threaded onto grass fibre (boabab).
Single strand of old blue and white glass beads that are threaded onto grass fibre (boabab).
Threaded onto grass fibre (boabab) are small white glass beads interspersed with conical wooden beads.
Necklace composed of thin slithers of scented wood threaded onto organic fibre (boabab).
Necklace consisting of multiple strands of coloured European glass seed beads.