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A larger knife with midrib, made by a smith at Kirwara. The handle is made from wood of the "Murembu" tree. It is used in the fields by the women for weeding and harvesting cassava and sweet potatoes.

Details

  • Title: Digging Knife
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Digging Knife
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Wood, Iron, Leather
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Kahiu Ka Irima
  • Community: Kikuyu
  • Collection Date: 1969-02-11
  • Collected By: Jean Brown and Samuel Munyambu

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