The Global Lead News NOV | DEC 2016 - Page 61

“Ashok Tak and his mobile camel museum!” booms over the P.A. as the camel decorator and his mount do a lap for the crowd’s enjoyment.

The Samburu women have a remarkable sense of style and sophisticated dressing. They wear colorful cotton sheets called khangas and complete their look with earrings, bangles, armlets and elaborate necklaces.

Samburu beading is essentially similar in design and style to Maasai beadwork, and is produced by the women, to be worn by both men and women. Samburu women, however, do not wear the distinctive large flat necklaces of the Maasai.