Turkana Pendant SB.1.158

Turkana Pendant SB.1.158

SB.1.158 
Pendant 
Pendant. Turkana. Tigania. Kenya. No 41. XIV.QA.2. Original list: "Tigania, Turkana. Pendant necklace. Leather, beads, cowrie shell, vegetable fiber, iron, aluminum. Woman, girl". Leather pendant, rectangular, characterized by rows of flat, yellow and red glass beads. It is provided in the lower part with metal fringes with flat bells (iron, aluminum) then sewn, in the upper part, on a kind of bracelet garnished with small orange and green glass beads (some blue and white beads) also provided with a cowrie. Among the Turkana, pendants of this type are worn by women. Cowrie is also a fertility attribute (Fedders, Salvadori. 1977: 11). 
  
Category (s) Necklace 
Material (s) Cuir. Iron. Aluminum. Shell. Glass. Vegetable fiber [Leather, iron, aluminum, shell, glass, vegetable fiber] 
Location (s) Kenya 
Centimeter Size (s) 
Length: 26 
Width: 5 
Height: 2 

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