Akamba beadwork collection

Akamba, Kenya

African Heritage House

African Heritage House
Nairobi, Kenya

The Kambas are noted for their elaborate beadwork. White, known as the colour of fertility, is the background for almost all beadwork. The most common beadwork patterns are a variation of triangles, diamonds, arrows, double triangles and double arrows.These are simple wristbands worn by both men and women.


  • Title: Akamba beadwork collection
  • Creator: Akamba, Kenya
  • Manufacturer: Akamba, Kenya
  • Location Created: Kenya
  • Type: Necklace
  • Photographer: Kabutha Kago
  • Original Source: African Heritage House
  • Rights: African Heritage House
  • Medium: Beads

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