It is made by women to hold up leather apron skirts. A metal strip is coiled into bracelet or cut into strips and pounded into beads. The beads are threaded into goat skin.


  • Title: Metal bead belt
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Metal Bead Belt
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Iron Beads
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Rigidany
  • Community: Turkana
  • Collection Date: 1970-05-27
  • Collected By: M.D.Gwynne

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