Accordian toy made from either banana or cassava stalk. It is made by boys and used to play by both boys and girls. The small crossed sticks inside are to hold string called ulii wa ikonge (fring from sisal). It is also used in Europe twisted up and then pulled out to make it run back and forth.


  • Title: Accordion toy
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Accordian toy
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Sisal
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Mbuu
  • Community: Kamba
  • Collection Date: 1970-10-21
  • Collected By: Nyenze

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