cap (clothing: headwear)

Beaded Luo cap. Open beadwork using red, white, blue and ocre imported glass beads.

Beaded caps such as this are traditionally worn by Luo son-in-laws when visiting the homesteads of their fathers-in-law as a sign of courtesy. Some believe that it is taboo for ones headgear to fall on the ground and so it is important for caps such as this to fit snuggly. Should this happen one may have to seek out a local practitioner to perform 'manayasi', a cleaning ritual.

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