This is an illustration of a Borana woman wearing ceremonial metal jewellery. Her necklace, back ornament, rings, armlets and wristlets are all made of different metals with various symbolic meanings.


  • Title: Borana Woman
  • Creator: Joy Adamson
  • Location Created: Marsabit, 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: Yatane Barago
  • Depicted Topic: Jewellery
  • Subtitle: Snapshots of Kenyan Communities
  • Community: Borana
  • Collection: Joy Adamson's Collection

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