Rare Pokot wide beaded collar, East Africa (NAK)

Though their origins are Nilotoc, the Pokot are neighbors of the Maasai and are thought to have drifted South to colonise Maasai territior. Like the maasai most are nomadic animal herders.Pokot beadwork seems to have been influenced by they Maasai as the women favour very wide and often floppy collars , often made of wigs or clay beads and , increasing,ym, glass trade beads. This example is a transition piece, more flexible than a Maasai collar, but constructed like one, with hide spacers. The solid bands of colour are certainly not typically Maasai. Diameter30 cm /12 inches, width of beading 8 cm /3 1/4 inches.

Price: 250.00 AUD
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