It is a decorated gourd made by men and women (women did the bead work) and used by both. Was used to carry water and porridge on journey. The yellow, white,blue, green and orange bead collar had a plain cowhide handle.


  • Title: Porridge/Water Gourd
  • Date Created: 1958
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: porridge/Water Gourd
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Gourd
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Kitete
  • Community: Kamba
  • Collection Date: 1971-03-24
  • Collected By: P. Nzuki

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