University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF2309
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Akamba
Provenience: Kenya
British East Africa
Ukamba
Section:African
Materials:Leather
Cowrie Shell
Credit Line:Purchased from Lawson S. Propst and William Wight, 1916

Description

Baby carrier. Square of leather covered with cowries, with strap and pendant thongs decorated with cowries. For carrying child strapped on back of mother with long strap over head.


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