Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Kamba peoples
  • belt, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Kenya
  • beading, metal, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width: 73 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width: 28 3/4 x 3 1/8 in
    Object Length/Width: 108 x 8 cm with tie
    Object Length/Width: 42 1/2 x 3 1/8 in with tie
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0852

This is a white beaded belt with double-pointed arrows and rectangles in yellow, red, light blue, green, dark blue, orange, and black. It has a four button closure. Four silver half circles hang from the belt.