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Maasai Leather Cape Olekesana Beadwork Kenya African Art

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Brand Unbranded
Title Maasai Leather Cape Olekesana Beadwork Kenya African Art
Type of Object Cape
Country of Origin Kenya
People Maasai
Materials leather, beads, pigment
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 42
Width (in) 36
Depth (in) 22
Dimensions Height: 42 Inches
Width: 36 Inches
Overall Condition fair
Damage/Repair several holes, some repaired. stains and damaged beadwork

Additional Information: Olekesana is a womans cape from the Maasai. It is made of goatskin or sheepskin decorated with beads on the surface. some of them may have a particular design for a specific category of wearer. The skirt is embellished with ochre Such skirts were as garments and part of married women dress. Such capes would be worn by women from the day they would get married until their death. These capes/skirts can still be seen worn by women during important ceremonies.