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unknown Kenyan
Kenyan Primary


Early 20th century
Beaded and woven leather, glass, textile (?) thread and metal

1.25 in. x 17.5 in. circumference

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.5.85
Geography: Africa, Kenya
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Adornments
Culture/Nationality: Possibly Maasai, Kenyan, East African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • beadwork - Visual works comprising designs, patterns, or other arrangements of beads, typically stringed or attached to textile supports.
  • East African - Styles and cultures of the eastern area of Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, that together with the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia) make up Eastern Africa.
  • Kenyan - Style and culture of Kenya.
  • neckpieces - Ornamental pieces, often fur, which are worn at the neck; frequently trimmed with heads and tails of the fur-bearing animal.

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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Journeys Through African Womanhood Bryn Mawr College , Feb 14, 2003 – Mar 28, 2003

  • Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Ownership End Date: 7/18/1991

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