Headband made from cow skin sewn with imitation ostrich eggshells beads. From it hangs a pendant made of cowries with a light or dark blue bead at the top and bottom. This ornament is worn only by women whose daughters are undergoing circumcision.


  • Title: Headband
  • Location: Kenya
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Cow hide, Beads, Cowrie shell
  • Photographer: GibsPhotography
  • Local Name: Tenda
  • Community: Pokot
  • Collection Date: 1971-01
  • Collected By: Sister Fatima

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