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Two hearth and fire stick both made by a man from the wood of the mutarakwa tree. The top stick twirled between the palms of the hands whilst the hearth is held down with a foot. Fine dry grass or other suitable material are used as tinder.

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  • Title: Firesticks
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Firesticks
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Wood
  • Photographer: GibsPhotography
  • Local Name: Gethegethe
  • Community: Kikuyu
  • Collection Date: 1969-04
  • Collected By: E.J.B

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