National Geographic : 1925 Feb
Photograph by H.T.Cowling N'GOMA, OR DANCE BY WAKAMBAS OF KENYA COLONY Only young men and unmarried women take part in this dance. The "puttees" on the young braves areclay whitewash. When ayoung man manifests interest in a certain young woman, his father and her's arrange the marriage bargain. The cost ofawife depends onthebridegroom's ability to pay. A chief might have to pay ioo goats for a wife, while a poor man could get the same girlfor 40goats. The marriage price isusually paid in installments.