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Samburu or Rendile Beaded Necklace Collar Kenya African Art

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Title Samburu or Rendile Beaded Necklace Collar Kenya African
Type of Object Collar or Necklace
Country of Origin Kenya
People Samburu or Rendile
Materials trade beads, palm fibers, leather, red ocher, button
Approximate Age mid 20th century
Dimensions 7 inches in diameter x 4.75 inches Deep.
Overall Condition good
Damage/Repair loose fibers, worn leather, smells

Samburu or Rendile Beaded Necklace Kenya, African

Additional Information: These Samburu mporro engorio beaded collars were traditionally given to Samburu women upon marriage. Similar collars were also worn by the Rendile women. When elephants were plentiful in the northern desert areas of Kenya, these collars were made of elephant hair instead of palm fibers.

For Similar piece see Marie-Louise Labelle, BEADS OF LIF. EASTERN and SOUTHERN AFRICAN BEADWORK FROM CANADIAN COLLECTIONS,2005, Fig. 37, p. 44

I have examined this piece and agree with the description
Niangi Batulukisi, PhD.