The headbands are strands of red,white,blue,orange and green beads with leather spacers and a large pearl button to hang as a pendant on the forehead. It is made and worn by young married women before the birth of their first baby and by uncircumcised girls.


  • Title: Headband
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Headbands
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Beads Buttons
  • Photographer: GibsPhotography
  • Local Name: Saene Legwe
  • Community: Rendille
  • Collection Date: 1969-11-25
  • Collected By: Bob Drews

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