This is an illustration of a Borana chief wearing a traditional turban and an ostrich feather.The chieftaincy is denoted by the metal phallic symbol worn on his forehead that is referred to as Kalacha.These and other items are symbols of leadership.


  • Title: Borana Chief
  • Creator: Joy Adamson
  • Location Created: Gadamoji, Kenya
  • Provenance: Preserved at the National Museums of Kenya Archives
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Watercolour on paper
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Depicted Person: Wuako Godana
  • Depicted Topic: Headgear
  • Photographer: GibsPhotography
  • Community: Borana
  • Collection: Joy Adamson's Collection

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