The vision of the project is to build a Kenyan national identity across the diaspora, beyond competing and divisive tribal identities, yet honouring the unique cultural pride and belongingness they offer.

 

Young people can be a critical mass in furthering this vision, freer of the toxicity of tribalism and more able to negotiate complex intertwined identities.

 

The project aims to work through interaction with objects. Objects are a concrete way of expressing cultural identity, accessing and understanding other cultures, and finding common ground.

#ken100

Kenya in 100 Objects

The vision of the project is to build a Kenyan national identity across the diaspora, beyond competing and divisive tribal identities, yet honouring the unique cultural pride and belongingness they offer.

 

Head Rest 

Hand carved 

Wooden African headrest which was made from a single piece of wood by the Turkana tribe of Kenya. In the pastoralist Turkana culture, headrests are carved using a spear blade. These Turkana headrests are multifunctional objects for the Turkana. As Turkana hairstyles are often shaved on the back of the head and focus the hairstyle on the top, these serve to preserve the hairstyles as well as to support the heads and the flat, oval-shaped top surface also allows the headrest to serve as a small sitting stool.

Source: Bower Museum

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Source: PBS

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The 100 objects project was founded in 2015 with the purpose of engaging youth with cultural heritage through analysing key objects. Click below for more information or contact nectecology@yahoo.co.uk for your project pack. 

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