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Akinyinyo ceremony near to Nadoto

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posted on 2023-11-30, 18:56 authored by Samuel DerbyshireSamuel Derbyshire
Louren's ngakoroumwa beads are removed by the women of her new marital home while she sits on a cow skin (ejemu)

Funding

Endangered Material Knowledge Programme

History

Session

E001

Rights owner

Samuel Frederick Derbyshire

Cultural group

Turkana

Participants

Ekapwan Esinyen, Ikaru Lokeke, Hellen Elar Ikaru, Veronica Kamate, Louren Engatuny, Margaret Ateit Lorukia

Country

Kenya

Place

Nakwaapoo, Turkana

Item/object

Neck beads (ngakoroumwa), metal torc (alagama), red ochre (emunyen), cow skin (ejemu), conical wooden container for milking livestock (elepit), milk storage and souring container (akurum)

Social group setting

Family

Location

Home

Temporality

The Akinyonyo ceremony, like all customs and rituals in Turkana, is fluid both in terms of its broader implications and the social and material components of its performance. It has definitely transformed in a number of subtle ways over the last century.

Date of creation

2021-01-27

Unique ID

2019LG02-E001-0661

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