Razor

Description
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 hairs using tweezers.
Accession Loan No.
10/2010/38
Collection Class
Personal ornament
Common Name
razor
Simple Name
razor
Full Name
razor
Dimensions
whole length 74 mm; whole width 36 mm
Cultural Group
Kikuyu or Kamba
Production Year High
1973
Production Country
Kenya
Production Area Region
East Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
iron
Function Name
tool

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