Duruma Necklace SB.1.170

Duruma Necklace SB.1.170

SB.1.170
Necklace
Necklace and pendant. Duruma. Kenya. No 47. X.T.1. Original list: "Duruma. Necklace. Leather, iron, beads, cowrie shells. Witchdoctor". Twisted iron necklace on which is threaded a rectangular leather pendant decorated with cowries, red glass beads and fringes with iron beads. A finer leather cord, juxtaposed with the fringes, has two pearls and a cowrie. These necklaces are worn as amulets by sorcerer-healers. "Finally a woman witch doctor came to be painted; she was loaded with charms and cowries (220) .These women are considered to be as powerfull as their male colleagues and the people are in awe of them" (Adamson. 1967: 320)
Category: Necklace
Material: Iron, copper, leather, shell (limestone shell), glass and native coating
Location: Kenya
Size in Centimeters:
Length: 33.5
Width: 17
Height: 2
Other dim .: Full code list: W: 17 H: 7.5 L: 15; H: 17 W: 6

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