Purchased in the 1970s, this popular item consists of round cut red bauxite beads, which originated in Ghana.
Necklace composed of thin slithers of scented wood threaded onto organic fibre (boabab).
RAMM has no information about this particular item and would welcome advice from Native North Americans as to its identification and how to appropriately care for this item beyond the standard context of museum care (e.
One of a pair of dance armbands.
Maasai style wide beaded wire collar.
This kinyatta was usually given to girls just after clitoridectomy by their mothers but can be worn by both girls and young married women and young men.
An S-twist chain is very typical of the Kamba.
A corset worn by women under their clothes after the birth of a child to hold their stomachs in.
Said to be a Kikuyu beaded leather belt that has been re-used by boy scouts.
This belt was usually made for a young man by his newly married wife.
Copper alloy necklace consisting of s-twist chain links and jinglers.
Armlet decorated with a double row of glass blue beads.
When the old coinage ceased to be legal currency the various nations were left with large amounts of them and converted them into adornment accessories such as these armlets.
This wide collar necklace is worn by a young uninitiated girl aged 4 - 5.
A leather strap is decorated with aluminium moon-shaped terminals.
Six hoops of cane decorated with handmade glass beads and fastened together with grass fibre.
A traditional headband worn around the head of a woman for dancing.
These are the typical type of Kikuyu earrings worn by initiated young girls and women.
This ear ornament is made of a short copper chain with a single large old blue handmade Venetian glass bead.
The English word ‘tattoo’ comes from the Tahitian word ‘tatau’ - ‘to inflict wounds’.
This adze type, called to’i, was used to dress timber for canoes and houses.
Old label reads “Solomon Islands 3713”