Headdress for circumcised men

National Museums of Kenya

National Museums of Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya

Thin headdress made from beads and fiber from the soroktwo tree is worn on the head with strings in the front. It is worn a month after boys have been circumcised.


  • Title: Headdress for circumcised men
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Headdress for circumcised men
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Aluminium, copper
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Sowow
  • Community: Pokot
  • Collection Date: 1973-08-16

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