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Brass anklet, penannular, with punched and engraved decoration, partly opened out and buckled accordingly.
Height: 16 centimetres
Width: 37 centimetres
Depth: 33.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Pair of Af1952,07.149
Brass anklet, penannular, with punched & engraved decoration, partly opened out and buckled accordingly.
"Brass anklets which have actually been worn by women & are left in the state they were taken off. When worn they are kept highly polished & flash in the sun as the women walk. They are not often removed once they are fixed as the removal needs an expert blacksmith. For sleeping purposes, the feet must hang over the edge of the couch or if sleeping on the ground as is usually the case a hole is made to accommodate the lower halves of the brasses. They are called Awna & are highly prized by the women of certain towns."
See [Af1952,07.55&56], p. 80.
148&149 S.E.NIGIERA, IBO, ONITSHA.
1-Large series, chiefly from W.Africa & Uganda, dating from 1880 onwards.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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