|The beautiful entry to the museum.|
|High school history anyone?|
The doors of Lamu.
|All the door types in one place just in case you wanted to be an expert on door types|
Visit the museum as soon as you are in Lamu,so that when you walk along the streets you know which doors are from where and what their style is.
|The caps are made from scratch by people from Lamu.All the details on them are made using a needle and thread.It takes about a month to make one of them.|
They are hand made, the skill of making them has been passed down through the generations and it takes quite a bit of time to make one.It would be great if they could find a way to make them faster hence mass production so that they could be affordable to more people.
The communities that live in Lamu.
|The Pokomo's of Lamu.|
|The Boni people have held on tight to their traditions and upto date are mostly hunters and gatherers!|
There is a whole section of the museum dedicated to the different communities that live in Lamu.Their traditional houses,dress,jewellery,ceremonies and what they originally did for income.I only recently learnt of the Boni people and was so happy that they have a whole wall on them and their history.
Swahili architecture and home decor.
|A swahili bed.|
|The Swahili's of the past clearly knew a lot about home decor.|
|Beautiful Swahili wall finishes that are still done even today in most of the houses on the Island.|
The Museum is located in Lamu old town and it costs only 100 KES as an entrance fee. A visit to Lamu isn't complete without time spent at the museum just make sure you allocate a good amount of time to this visit.