A necklace of about 15-20 strands of beads each strung on a wire with wire spacers and aluminium claspa at the back which was often with incised designs. The background colour is white with designs of red, yellow, green and sometimes had blue beads. The aluminium clasp at the back is made by a male craftsmen. This necklace is worn by older unmarried girls and young married women at big ceremonies of famous people or dancing competitions between two teams of young people.


  • Title: Necklace
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Necklace
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Beads
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Nzangili
  • Collection Date: 1969-06-10
  • Collected By: Peter Nzuki

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