There are, according to trustworthy authorities, a large number of Kikuyu dances. A girl must not refuse to dance when called upon to do so by the anake; if she does so she may be beaten by them and her parents cannot interfere. The principal dances of the anake are connected with harvest and crops; the most important of these is the Kivata dance. Kivata is danced when the mawele grain is reaped. The dancers wear no clothes whatsoever; they are ornamented with a large inverted crown of ostrich feathers which is slung from the forehead to the back of the head. When the njahe or cajanus bean is planted the Mugoyo is danced. This dance is held at night when there is no moon, and is one of the most picturesque dances of the country. Another dance connected with the crops is Kichukia, which is held when the mawele is six to eight inches high.