breast ornament (personal adornment)

Chest beads 'nkeri narok'. String of small blue beads threaded on ligament from the neck of a cow. There is a larger green bead at the join. It would have been worn by men as a decoration in conjunction with 1972.70 across the chest, over the right shoulder and under the left arm. It is given to another boy when the man grows old. This one was made at Naibor - Keju. Made by mothers or girls.

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