This oval ended digging tool with a tanged blade was made by a Kamba blacksmith from serap iron. Previously used by women as a digging or weeding tool, it is no longer used today.


  • Title: Digging Tool
  • Date Created: 1953
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Digging Tool
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Iron, Wood
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Yembe
  • Community: Kamba
  • Collection Date: 1973-02-15
  • Collected By: Jean Brown (Mutui Mutisya)

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