Beaded Maasai Amulet

Maasai beaded amulet

This unusual amulet is made from small plastic beads, coiled aluminium wire, flat pieces of aluminium and cowrie shells, all sewn onto a thick piece of leather. The string is alternately threaded with small cylinders of wood, coloured beads and tight metal coils.

Credit: photo copyright © Jens Finke, 1998.


Traditional Music & Cultures of Kenya
Copyright Jens Finke, 2000-2003

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