This is a neck ornament made and worn by women. The cowrie shells are attached to the leather with sisal fibre thread. It is worn during traditional dances.


  • Title: Neck Ornament
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Neck Ornament
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Cowrie shells, leather and sisal
  • Photographer: GibsPhotography
  • Local Name: Kikutu
  • Community: Kamba
  • Collection Date: 1971-07-19
  • Collected By: Nyinze

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