Fine Masai (Maasai) Armlet – Kenya
20th century. Leather, glass beads. Diameter approx. cm. 10,0 (3.94″); thickness cm 3,2 (1.26″); grams 62,3 (2.20 oz.). 4 beads are missing (see photo no. 2).
The Maasai are a Nilotic largest group inhabiting northern, central and southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. Most Nilotic speakers in the area, including the Maasai and the Turkana, are pastoralists, and are famous for their fearsome reputations as warriors and cattle-rustlers.
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