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These brass breast plates are made by a blacksmith and worn only by men with older children(circumcised) and with large families. When the wearer dies the plates are buried with him. These kind of plates originated from the kamba tribe.

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  • Title: Breast plates
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Breast plates
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Brass
  • Photographer: GibsPhotography
  • Local Name: Mauro ngutuu
  • Community: Igembe
  • Collected By: M.Kennaway

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