Collar necklace

This wide collar necklace is worn by a young uninitiated girl aged 4 - 5. A sign that she has not yet been circumcised. The collar is made by a girl aged around 10 years from the stems of wild asparagus (Asparagus africanus) and grass fibre (Cassina aethiopica)

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
10/2010/19
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Material
organic fibre (Cassina aethiopica)organic (Asparagus africanus)glass (red)animal hide
Common Name
collar necklace
Simple Name
adornment
Production Town
Cheptulel or Kurut
Production County
west (tiati)
Production Country
Kenya
Production Year High
1973

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collar necklace