This is a blade that is worn on one's wrist. The inner strip of goat skin protects the wearer's wrist, while the outer strip acts as a sheath for everyday wear (removed for battle).
Warfare is an essential part of Turkana life and the principal occupation of young men. Weapons are considered a practical tool for increasing herds by raiding and for expanding territory. The Turkana believe all livestock in the world belongs to them and that they have a natural right to take it from neighboring tribes whenever they choose. #jewelry#bracelet