Fat container and stopper made and used by girls and women to store fat to smear on their heads and beads to make them glisten when dancing. Body of fat container made of cow's bladder stitched to cowhide neck with sisal - cowhide neck stitched with cow's neck ligament (NUCHAL latin, MPITO samburu) - plaited thong handle is cowhide and the topper is wooden.
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