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Kenyan Primary

Maasai Shuka Cloth (Blanket)


59.25 x 78.25 in. (150.495 x 198.755 cm)
Bryn Mawr College Purchase

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.6.35.9
Geography: Africa, Kenya, Nairobi
Classification: Clothing and Adornments
Culture/Nationality: Kenyan, Maasai

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  • 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.
  • Maasai
  • tartan - Textiles woven in different colored yarns to produce a multicolored crossed-linear pattern, often of woolen or worsted twill. Although the type of textile pattern existed in many early cultures, among the best known are the Scottish tartans, for which distinctive designs and colors signified a Highland clan and were worn only by members of that clan.

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