Calabashes were used to serve/scoop food and also served as plates among the Agikuyu. The head of a family would use the largest calabash, with each of his wife (in case of a polygamous man) contributing to his overall meal. … Continue reading
The Thunguma Museum has 3 crocodiles; two males and a female. One of the males, shown in this picture is the oldest. They may seem calm and gentle in their rest BUT they are lethal and ruthless in attack. Now … Continue reading
One of the two hatchlings at the museum.
Thougth the museum was established in 1998, the first animals were introduced in 2008. This picture shows one of the 6 tortoises in the museum. It was quite shy but not bad for a 23 year old female tortoise 🙂 … Continue reading
Thanks to the heavy rains that had pounded the area and the partly torn roof, the calabash held by Mumbi (from the earlier posts) had collected some water and the reflection…Epic!
How about some red wine served in 100% organic wine ‘glasses’? Various cow horns were used by the Agikuyu as drinking cups for traditional beer which was referred to as ‘Muratina’. The type and size of ‘cup’ used to serve … Continue reading
Each of the 10 daughters had quite interesting personalities, some of which are used attributively to describe the Agikuyu people in the present day 🙂 However, don’t take it personally. WANJIKU- Was a hard worker but a poor dancer and … Continue reading
Each of the daughters of Gikuyu and Mumbi represented a specific clan among the Agikuyu. These are; Wanjiku(Agaciku), Waceera(Aceera/Njeri), Wairimu(Airimu/Agathigia), Wangare(Angare), Wambui(Ambui), Nyambura/Mwithaga(Akiuru), Wamuyu/Wairigia(Amuyu), Wangui/Waithiageni(Angui/Aithiageni) and Wanjiru(Anjiru) Now where do you come from? 🙂
The Gikuyu and Mumbi Cultural Centre is a hut-like structure which houses the sculptures of Gikuyu and Mumbi (considered the father and mother of the Agikuyu respectively) and those of their ten daughters. Did you know that when learning Kenyan … Continue reading
That’s another wonderful piece of art at the museum. As I conclude this chapter on the Native Court in Ruring’u, let’s appreciate how far the judicial system has come in the administration of justice. History has a lot to offer … Continue reading