This is a woman's ceremonial rungu. It is made of mwangua wood. It is used as a shield during female circumcision ceremonies.


  • Title: Rungu
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Rungu
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Wood
  • Photographer: GibsPhotography
  • Local Name: Kachugumu
  • Community: Meru
  • Collection Date: 1938
  • Collected By: V.M Mckaeg

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