|Blue Hando worn by diviners|
- Pull threads along the grains of fabric in one direction to fray the fabric.
- It is then soaked in water and while wet, beaten against a tough surface, mostly stone or wood and sometimes in a mortar & pestle to soften the thread strands.
- The tangled threads are then combed through to straighten using a wide toothed wooden comb (mkowa).
|Hando - Mijikenda Women's Skirt|
- Aluminium Arm bangles /Bracelets – worn around wrists and molded from old aluminum cooking pans by traditional Mijikenda blacksmiths.
- Tunda – this is made from strands of coloured beads( usually red, yellow and white) intertwined around the waist
- Brass or bronze Necklace – Mkufu
- Beaded Arm bands - Vivorodete – worn in pairs by married women around the arms above the elbow during social meetings, ceremonies and festivals.
- Ankle Bangles – Vidanga
- Tsango - coiled aluminium wire worn around the arm below the elbow by girls and unmarried women. Popular during dances and when visiting relatives.
- Earnings – Vifufu – molded from aluminium
|Shuka - Men's Dress|
Gohu – Elderly men of a secret society responsible for oaths & medicine men. The elders wore kitambi/kaniki on the waist. Kitambi could be a blue colored kikoy with red bands on the top and bottom.
Kaniki – a plain blue or black colored calico strands tied around the waist to form a dress piece known as mkumbuu
Amba/yamba – A long white piece of Calico shawl flipped on the shoulders.