The area straddles the Nyangatom from Ethiopia, Toposa in South Sudan, the Turkana living in North Western Kenya and the Karimojong among others. The area is populated by 14 pastoralist tribes who share a common language, culture and way of life.
Turkana girls and women are famous far and wide for their necklace decorations. On a sunny day, they sparkle from a distance making the girls movement conspicious. A Turkana woman will only remove her necklaces if she is seriously ill or in mourning. Otherwise necklaces are worn night and day throughout their life.