This is a skin of the baboon. It is worn at ceremonies by old men only as a cape hung down the back from the neck. Has many uses such as mat when sitting to sleep on and worn as a rain cloak.


  • Title: Baboon Skin Cloak
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Baboon Skin Cloak
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya, National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Baboon, fibre
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Eleuechom
  • Community: Turkana
  • Collection Date: 1970-07-26
  • Collected By: M.D. Gywnne

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