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unknown Kamba

Crocheted Plastic Purse


4.5 x 7.5 x 0.75 in. (11.43 x 19.05 x 1.905 cm)
Bryn Mawr College Purchase

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.6.35.12
Geography: Africa, Kenya, Wote
Classification: Personal Objects; Bag, Carrying; Purse
Culture/Nationality: Kamba, Kenyan, East African, African

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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.
  • crochet - Needlework created by crocheting, which employs looped stitches made with a single cord or strand of yarn and a single hooked needle.
  • 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.
  • Kamba - Style and culture of the Kamba Bantu ethnic group of the Eastern Province of Kenya.
  • plastic - A general term for any of a large and varied class of natural or synthetic organic materials that can be molded, extruded, or cast when soft or liquid, and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form. Natural plastics include tree resins, beeswax, gutta-percha, horn, and clay. Synthetic plastics were first made in the 19th century. Plastics are used widely in manufacturing.
  • purses - Small to medium-sized receptacles made of leather or other flexible material and frequently having several inner compartments, used for carrying money and other personal items, fastened with a zipper, clasp, press stud, etc., and carried as a ladies' handbag or shoulderbag.

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