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Beaded armlet in red white and blue woven with thread of "Muamba" (Baobab) or sisal fibre. It has triangular designs with a bead fringe in the centre from which cent pieces hang. Made by young women and older unmarried girls. Worn mostly by the latter class to make themselves look beautiful when taking part in traditional dances. When the girls marry they exchange them with unmarried girls for goats. Worn on the upper arm.

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  • Title: Armlet
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Armlet
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Beads, Coins
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Mamba
  • Community: Kamba (Kibwezi Group)
  • Collection Date: 1969-06-11
  • Collected By: Peter Nzuki

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