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The Gabbra People and Their clans

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The Gabra tribe are predominantly pastoralists in nature,the tribe occupy of Marsabit County in Northern Kenya along the great Chalbi desert. The clans system is one of the important setup amongst the community since it symbolizes diversity and significance. Gabra society is organized according to patrilineal descent and its basic unit is clan (balbal). There are about forty clans in the Gabra society, composing of five phratries (gos); Algana, Sharbana, Gar, Galbo and Odola. Each of the clan has different origin, with Borana, Rendile, and Somali contributing people to make up the…

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Exploring northern Kenya Tribes Traditional Huts

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Housing is a special art that is diverse in every society in Africa, Civilization is crucial despite its gradual change in societies; Cultural heritage on architectural design on housing is still treasured. Every culture in Northern Kenya has their house design that differentiates one from the other. The traditional houses in Northern Kenya are made with materials that make them cool in the hot season and warm during cold seasons. The materials range from mud, dung, grass, stones, and hides depending with the area. The homes are clustered together or…

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Body Painting among Women In Marsabit

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Art of painting is for selected few who have talents or passion on the art but among Cushitic Woman of Marsabit County it is a day-to-day practices, a way of life. Hennah is one of the most affordable ingredients for body painting among Marsabit Woman Body painting is one of Kenya’s ancient practices that have survived the ages. Body paintings are a decorative beauty practice done by most Cushitic women to enhance their facial structure and beauty. Women explore the delicate art of Henna (Henna is a reddish powder or…

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