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

<Click Image to Enlarge>

ADDRESS

Khan Key​

khan@tribalartmuse.com

Stephane Brosset

Tel: +41 76 671 13 38

By appointment only.

Switzerland

CONTACT
STAY IN TOUCH
Tribal art is everywhere, even in your inbox!
  • White Facebook Icon
  • Pinterest
  • White Instagram Icon

© 2020 by TRIBAL ART MUSE