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Small belt with 39 brass rings from West Africa 13.02.1419

Originally used as hair ornaments that would represent wealth, or worn braided onto a leather thong as a currency belt, and used as currency in tribal trade. Some have a  "snake skin" cross-hatch pattern. To add to an African collection or polished many of them make beautiful fingerrings.

  • Ref.:13.02.1419
  • Size:39 rings in various sizes
  • Weight:256 gr

Category

  • indépendant brass elements 13.02The area of Guinea 07.01West-, Central- & North Africa 29.01
  • AFRICAN TRIBAL CURRENCIES 07Elements for jewellery design 13REGIONAL GALLERIES 29

Origin

  • West and Central Africa
  • Sahelian region (Mali, Niger Burkina-Faso)NIGERIA
  • Not specified

Material

  • MetalBrass / bronze

Quality

  • Collectible (fine or rare example of an object)Elements for individual jewelry designOriginal condition

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