Beaded Belt to Carry Seme Short Sword - Maasai People, Kenya/Tanzania, east Africa
Beaded Belt to Carry Seme Short Sword - Maasai People, Kenya/Tanzania, east Africa
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Beaded Belt to Carry Seme Short Sword - Maasai People, Kenya/Tanzania, east Africa

$125.00
See images from the book Maasai, with photograph by Carol Beckwith.
Beaded decorations are worn as ornaments by both Maasai men and women. Among the wide variety of beaded ornaments worn by moran, or warriors, is a narrow belt that serves to carry the scabbard of the same short sword or dagger.The belt is embellished at the back with a pattern sewn on a leather form.

Total length: 34" - dimension of back triangle shape is 5 1/4" in height x 4" wide.

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