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This is a wrapping thong for bowstring made by circumcised men. It is made from cowhide. The thong is made by cutting round he perimeter of the hide. It is softened with hide scraper. It is used by men to wrap around a bowstring when it rains. If the rain gets to the tight bow string which is made from giant forest hog it will cause it to snap immediately.

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  • Title: Bow wrapping
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Bow wrapping
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Hide
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Kisiogondo
  • Community: Kisiogondo
  • Collection Date: 1969-04-29
  • Collected By: Rod Blackburn

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