Turkana Ornamental Apron SB.1.5

Turkana Ornamental Apron SB.1.5

SB.1.5 
Ornamental apron [Apron] 
Ornamental apron. Turkana. Kenya. No 22. X.A.11. Original list: "Turkana. Apron. Leather, beads. Woman" Long piece of brown leather, cut in the shape of an elephant's paw, bordered by a wide band of small white, red and blue glass beads and marked at the bottom end by three patterns in added arches, made with pearls of the same color. The pearls show traces of greasy coating. Ornamental aprons of this type were attributes of married women. They were attached to the belt and worn in front, then regularly greased to remain flexible. See Fedders, Salvadori. 1977: 116 
Category (s) Belt 
Material (s) Glass beads. Leather [Glass beads. Leather] 
Location (s) Kenya 

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