Necklace made of aluminium beads and medallions made by a smith with punched design in form of a cross, silver coin and the favorite being Maria Theresa. dollar. A number of italian silver coins from Ethiopia are used as well. The medallion are beaten out from a cast aluminium bar and the decoration punched in by hammering in a special tool.


  • Title: Necklace
  • Location: Kenya
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Aluminium
  • Photographer: GibsPhotography
  • Local Name: Kalim
  • Community: Borana & Gabbra
  • Collection Date: 1971-02-28
  • Collected By: E.J.Brown

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