Turkana necklace SB.1.6

Turkana necklace SB.1.6

SB.1.6 
Necklace 
Necklace.Turkana. Kenya. No 19. X.A.12. Original list: Turkana. Necklace. Leather, beads. Woman, girl ". Thick necklace with two red and blue bands formed by a multitude of rows of superimposed glass pearls crossing three large pieces of leather (goat?) Juxtaposed, arranged vertically, and reminding sticks of inverted lollipops. of leather are covered with small white, red and blue glass beads. The pearls also have remains of greasy coating; which was probably used to soften the necklace. The stick ornaments indicate the direction in which the necklace was worn on the nape unmarried Turkana girls or women. "Necklaces of beadwork 'lollies' are made by mothers for daughters approaching marriageable age. If a girl does not marry but becomes a mother and concubine, she continues to wear the clothes and the ornament of an unmarried girl, including her "lolly" necklace "(Fedders, Salvadori. 1977: 104, 113-114). 
Category (s) Necklace 
Material (s) Glass beads. Leather. Vegetal cord [Glass beads. Leather. Vegetable rope] 
Location (s) Kenya 
Centimeter Size (s) 
Length: 20 
Width: 20 
Height: 20

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