Turkana Necklace

Turkana Necklace


Vintage Turkana beads with hand carved bronze pendants.

Turkana beads are worn by the people of northwest Kenya. The people of Turkana live as semi-nomadic pastoralists. It is customary for the women to wear necklaces made of beads such as these to distinguish between age, status and special occasions.

Look closely and you will see the age of these beads apparent in the smooth texture of the glass.

Bead Size: 5 X 6mm
Strand Length: 26"
Origin: Kenya
Material: Glass