Phallic shaped pendant with a hole at the top. It is used to make the camel more prolific to bless them so that they will produce healthy offsprings. It is used around the neck of a camel. Ivory is carved, shaped and made flat on one side to prevent rubbing.The ivory was collected from a dead elephant.


  • Title: Ivory camel charm
  • Location: Kenya
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Ivory
  • Photographer: GibsPhotography
  • Local Name: Ir-ti-or
  • Community: Rendile
  • Collection Date: 1978-08-05
  • Collected By: Colvin

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