Pair of heavy silver hinged anklets; hollow and tubular and entirely decorated with intricate chased and punched designs including a diaper pattern, floral and leaf designs, circles and beaded wire. The anklets open from the front and have a large faceted clasp that is closed with a silver screw-pin decorated with chased lines on its conical head. A set of three small jingling bells are fastened to the front and pin of the anklets. Anklet (b) is missing its pin. Worn in paired sets.
- 1900s-1920s (Omani sultanate period)
- Made in: Zanzibar
- (Africa,Tanzania,Zanzibar (state),Zanzibar (island),Zanzibar (town))
- Found/Acquired: Zanzibar
- (Africa,Tanzania,Zanzibar (state),Zanzibar (island))
- Height: 3.5 centimetres (average)
- Diameter: 11.5 centimetres (average)
- Weight: 250 grammes (a)
- Weight: 247 grammes (b)
Not on display
This object is part of a large collection of items donated by Leila Ingrams in 2012 (2012,6030.1ff). Some were collected by her parents, Doreen and Harold Ingrams, between the 1920s-40s and others by Leila herself from the 1980s-2005 on the island of Zanzibar and in Hadramawt, Yemen.
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Object reference number: RRM44187
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