Necklace migathi ya miti

Description
A necklace composed of delicate wooden cylindrical beads (migathi ya miti) with seed beads between each piece strung on fibre. Worn by both sexes for traditional dances. The wood is obtained by the men and ornamented by the women.
Accession Loan No.
196/2007/38
Collection Class
Personal ornament
Common Name
necklace migathi ya miti
Simple Name
necklace
Full Name
necklace
Dimensions
whole length 660 mm; each wood bead length 80 mm
Cultural Group
Kikuyu
Production Country
Kenya
Production Area Region
East Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
wood; seed pod (Job’s tears); vegetable fibre
Function Name
adornment and dance regalia
Collection Area Region
E
Collection Continent
Africa

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