Armlet

Description
Armlet made by an older woman to be worn by a younger unmarried woman for community dances. The danglers are fashioned from recycled aluminium, cut cold from unused cooking pots. These moon-shaped danglers are called tulamba.
Accession Loan No.
196/2007/2
Collection Class
Personal ornament
Common Name
armlet
Simple Name
armlet
Full Name
dance armlet
Dimensions
whole width 192 mm; whole H 123 mm
Cultural Group
Kamba
Production Year Low
1969
Production Year High
1972
Production County
Kitui area (Ukambani region)
Production Country
Kenya
Production Area Region
East Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
glass ; vegetable fibre ; aluminium
Function Name
adornment and dance regalia
Collection Area Region
E
Collection Continent
Africa

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