Very huge link chain of thick wire. Made by old men chainsmith by coiling wire round the Kilingi and then making the chain on the Gitati. Worn by women and girls round their necks to beautify themselves. Used to be made in exchange for goats but nowadays it is sold in the market.


  • Title: Necklace
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Necklace
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Aluminium
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Munyoo Wa Ngingo
  • Community: Kamba
  • Collection Date: 1969-06-18
  • Collected By: Peter Nzuki

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