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men's beaded belt
  • Maasai peoples
  • men's beaded belt, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: Kenya
  • leather, beads, metal
  • Object Length/Width: 81 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 31 7/8 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Karen Sueetta Joyce
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0850

This is a black leather belt with navy, orange, and white beadwork. Round metal tinklers hang from the metal change. It has a silver metal buckle.

Traditionally, these have a leather tie rather than a buckle for closure.