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Elisofon, Eliot
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1959
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"A warrior (olmurrani) is the embodiment of beauty for the Maasai (Masai). Important ornaments of warriorhood are the blue belt, sword belt, fringe belt, ilmintoni (double ear fobs) or esakankar (single ear fobs) and the enkila narok (cape). Depending on the style of an age set other ornaments may also be important for the warriors. among Ilkipali,...

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Dates:
1959
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"A warrior (olmurrani) is the embodiment of beauty for the Maasai (Masai). Important ornaments of warriorhood are the blue belt, sword belt, fringe belt, ilmintoni (double ear fobs) or esakankar (single ear fobs) and the enkila narok (cape). Depending on the style of an age set other ornaments may also be important for the warriors. among Ilkipali,...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1959
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"A warrior (olmurrani) is the embodiment of beauty for the Maasai (Masai). Important ornaments of warriorhood are the blue belt, sword belt, fringe belt, ilmintoni (double ear fobs) or esakankar (single ear fobs) and the enkila narok (cape). Depending on the style of an age set other ornaments may also be important for the warriors. among Ilkipali,...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1959
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"A warrior (olmurrani) is the embodiment of beauty for the Maasai (Masai). Important ornaments of warriorhood are the blue belt, sword belt, fringe belt, ilmintoni (double ear fobs) or esakankar (single ear fobs) and the enkila narok (cape). Depending on the style of an age set other ornaments may also be important for the warriors. among Ilkipali,...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1959
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"A warrior (olmurrani) is the embodiment of beauty for the Maasai (Masai). Important ornaments of warriorhood are the blue belt, sword belt, fringe belt, ilmintoni (double ear fobs) or esakankar (single ear fobs) and the enkila narok (cape). Depending on the style of an age set other ornaments may also be important for the warriors. among Ilkipali,...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1959
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"A warrior (olmurrani) is the embodiment of beauty for the Maasai (Masai). Important ornaments of warriorhood are the blue belt, sword belt, fringe belt, ilmintoni (double ear fobs) or esakankar (single ear fobs) and the enkila narok (cape). Depending on the style of an age set other ornaments may also be important for the warriors. among Ilkipali,...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1959
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"A warrior (olmurrani) is the embodiment of beauty for the Maasai (Masai). Important ornaments of warriorhood are the blue belt, sword belt, fringe belt, ilmintoni (double ear fobs) or esakankar (single ear fobs) and the enkila narok (cape). Depending on the style of an age set other ornaments may also be important for the warriors. among Ilkipali,...

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Creators:
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Dates:
1959
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"At about the age of 7 Maasai (Masai) girls and boys diverge sharply in the wearing of ornaments. By the age of twelve, girls, who have been learning to make their own ornaments, begin to accumulate their wedding trousseau either by making the ornaments from scratch, recycling the ornaments of older sisters or by receiving hand me downs. Girls ears...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1959
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"At about the age of 7 Maasai (Masai) girls and boys diverge sharply in the wearing of ornaments. By the age of twelve, girls, who have been learning to make their own ornaments, begin to accumulate their wedding trousseau either by making the ornaments from scratch, recycling the ornaments of older sisters or by receiving hand me downs. Girls ears...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1959
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Elders wear very few ornaments and these are usually of styles belonging to their own warrior set and are thus out of date. Elderhood is symbolized by the flywhisk, club and snuff container. Elders who dress traditionally wear blankets with our without shukas, double or single ear fobs, often one kind in each ear, wrapped bangles, neckrings, charm...