Pair of Rashaida Khalakhil Anklets 02.01.334
The bridegroom presents these anklets to his future wife during the wedding ceremonies.
This sign, which affirms her marital status, will never leave her. These anklets can be hollow or solid and are decorated with punching and engraving. Because they are meant to identify the wearer's ethnic group, this jewellery is often very large in order to be recognised from afar. The fish motif is an important symbol used in the jewellery.
Fish, which are symbol of fertility, also represent protection against the evil eye. The crescent moon, which is the emblem of Islam, is often associated with the star. The triangle and the circle are the most frequently used geometric shapes. The triangle deflects the evil eye, and the circle evokes the wish for a lasting marriage. (cit.
World Jewellery Museum)
Though meant traditionally as an anklet, you can also wear it as a bracelet. See photos for details of damage.