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Back apron, heavily beaded on the lower half. Made by women from beads and cloth and sewn with fibre from the MURUNGUA tree. Worn by women during ceremonies particularly the MWARI dance where they dance with their husbands. The aprons are never sold in the market but can be exchanged for goat, sheep or cow if heavily beaded.

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  • Title: Back Apron
  • Date Created: 1950
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Back Apron
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Beads, Cloth
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Kidemu
  • Community: Dabida
  • Collection Date: 1970-01-17
  • Collected By: P. Nzuki

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