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Ear ornament

These are the typical type of Kikuyu earrings worn by initiated young girls and women. They are called hangi but these do not appear to be authentic as they are...

Ear ornament

These are the typical type of Kikuyu earrings worn by initiated young girls and women. They are called hangi but these do not appear to be authentic as they are...

Belt

A Kikuyu beaded leather belt that was said to have been re-used by boy scouts. Kenya’s first prime minister and later president Jomo Kenyatta, took the Kikuyu word and adopted...

Ear ornament

Made by the Kikuyu. This ear ornament is made of a short copper chain with a single large blue handmade glass bead. Designed to copy Maasai adornment....

Necklace

These scented beads of muthithithi (sandalwood) are permanently blackened with plant juices (Rubia cordifolia) and tree bark (Syzygium cordatum). Finally packed in mud to fix the colour, they are coated...

Armlet

Armlet design suggests that it was possibly made by the Kikuyu living close to the Kamba border. The single cowrie is acting as a device to protect the wearer from...

Razor

Flat ovoid razor (Kikuyu - ruenji) commonly used by Bantu speaking people. It is used to shave the head. Men never shave beards with razors, instead they pull out these...

Muthangi

A necklace worn by Kikuyu women for everyday wear....

Armlet

When the old coinage ceased to be legal currency the various nations were left with large amounts of them and converted them into adornment accessories such as these armlets. They...