Pokot, Kenya
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Posted by: hans Post Reply
02/24/2019, 07:52:18

These are collars worn by young girls of the Pokot Tribe, Kenya
Made from roots of Cyperus papyrus L. Bulrush - Cyperaceae.
Said also made from the twigs of t'kaukau, a wild asparagus, but maybe that's Bulrush too?
Later on these girl's get glass beads by their male admirers for more elaborate collars.

Modified by hans at Sun, Feb 24, 2019, 07:54:02

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