Triangular shaped apron covered with red orch and decorated with beads made from goatskin. It is made by a mother for her daughter. The mother scrapes off the hair from the skin and rubs it over a piece of wood with her hands to soften it then applies cow fat and red ochre obtained from a shop.


  • Title: Front apron
  • Location: Kenya
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Hide & Beads
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Gera
  • Community: Samburu
  • Collection Date: 1970-03-29
  • Collected By: E.J.Brown

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