Kikuyu Crown SB.1.113

Kikuyu Crown SB.1.113

SB.1.113
Head ornament
Head ornament. Crown. Kikuyu. Kenya. No 44. XI. M.1. Original list: "Kikuyu. Earring. Leather, beads, vegetable fiber. Man". Head necklace made from a thin strip of leather sewn with two rows of small white and blue glass pearls (sometimes green, orange) and then fitted with two assemblies of bracelets made of pink glass pearls held tight by laces in cords vegetable. See "Kikuyu bride" by J. Adamson: "It was extremely difficult to persuade young people to sit for me, for they had no interest in their history, and many were ashamed of it (...) we finally get a girl to pose as a bride; we checked the authenticity of her ornaments against photographs in the Consolata Mission book "(Adamson. 1967: 65):
Category: Crown / tiara
Material: Leather strap. Glass beads. Iron Wire. Vegetable fiber. Copper alloy links
Location: Kenya
Size in Centimeters:
Length: 32
Width: 17
Height: 10
Other dim .: Full code list: D: 4.5 H: 29 W: 22

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