The torc is made from heavy iron metal by old men who specialise in winding wire ornaments. The torc are worn by very old men and women (past childbearing) and are often used for hanging snuff box. They are tied at the back by a strip of leather. Women were only tied with fine wire.


  • Title: Iron Torc
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Iron Torc
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Iron
  • Photographer: GibsPhotography
  • Local Name: Kosing
  • Community: Pokot
  • Collection Date: 1974-08
  • Collected By: Jean Brown

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