Vintage Turkana Necklace

Vintage Turkana Necklace

58.00

Old Pistachio Turkana Kenyan beads were worn by the people of Northwest Kenya. The Turkana people are one of the major ethnicities of Kenya. It is customary for the women to wear necklaces made of beads such as these. In fact, the Turkana people are known for their elaborate clothing and decorations which are used to indicate different characteristics including age and status. These older Turkana beads were derived from an elaborate necklace worn as part of their traditional costume. Look closely and you will see the age of these beads apparent in their smooth texture of the glass. Green Turkana beads are hard to find! This featured necklace also has metal disks and olive carved wood beads.

 

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