Digging knife made by a local blacksmith and used by women only for weeding and digging up crops such as sweet potatoes. The handle is always made from the wood of the MUKURWE tree.


  • Title: Digging Knife
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Digging Knife
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Wood, Iron
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Kahiu ka irima
  • Community: Kikuyu

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