Cowrie shells strung on cowhide thongs. It is made and worn by girls and married women for circumcision dances. It is worn over one shoulder across the chest.


  • Title: Chest Ornament
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Chest Ornament
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Cowrie shell,Cowhide
  • Photographer: GibsPhotography
  • Local Name: Muthotia
  • Community: Mwimbe
  • Collection Date: 1972-02-03
  • Collected By: Peter Nzuki

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