These are wrist bow guards. The smaller ones are used by boys and the larger ones by men on their wrist to protect their wrist from the bow when hunting animals.


  • Title: Bow gourd
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Bow gourd
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Hide
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Kikopowondokuwagh
  • Community: Pokot
  • Collection Date: 1974-08

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