This object is made from dark seeds and white round beads stranded in a wire. It was worn on the neck as a charm by the maker(Nekipas) so as to protect her from any external forces which may harm her or bring bad omen. Generally, al Samburu women below menopause age wear this object to protect their fertility.


  • Title: Charm
  • Creator: Nekipas
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Charm
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Seeds, Beads
  • Photographer: GibsPhotography
  • Local Name: Ntutai
  • Community: Samburu
  • Collection Date: 1999-08-24
  • Collected By: John R. Buliyar

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