They are the second largest pastoral community in Kenya that occupies the Semi Desert Turkana District in the Rift Valley Province. They keep herds of cattle, goats, and camel. Livestock is a very important part of the Turkana people. Their animals are the main source of income and food.
Turkana people are very colorful. They adorn themselves with colorful necklaces and bracelets. Their decorations are made of red, yellow, and brown colored beads.
Traditions in the Turkana tribe consisted of men covering their head with mud, which is then painted blue and decorated with ostrich and other feathers while body tattooing indicated achievement in the community. Men warriors who killed enemies were tattooed to indicate what they have done for the community.
African headrests are functional items, which support one’s head in the manner of a pillow and allow the preservation of intricate hairstyles.