Two Old Lip Plugs – Pokot – Uganda

Early 20th century. Bronze

1 – cm 3,4 high x cm. 2,7 width; grams 3,

2 – cm. 1,7 high x cm. 1,5 width; grams 9,8.

The Pokot people live in West Pokot County and Baringo County in Kenya and in the Pokot District of the eastern Karamoja region in Uganda. They form a section of the Kalenjin ethnic group.

The Pokot people can be divided into two groups; the Hill Pokot and the Plains Pokot. The Hill Pokot live in the rainy highlands in the west and in the central south of the Pokot area and are both farmers and pastoralists. The Plains Pokot live in the dry and infertile plains, herding cows, goats and sheep, thus are pastoralists.

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