African Currency Cuff Bracelet, 1800s, Handmade Solid Bronze Copper.
African Currency Cuff Bracelet, 1800s, Handmade Solid Bronze Copper, Niger Baoulé Dogon.
This Type of Bracelets was Used in Ghana and Burkina Faso, Fulani and other tribes as Currency.
African Currency focuses on the wonderful variety of metal objects used in traditional Africa to trade and store wealth. These pieces might be used for major purchases of land or animals or to signify a transfer of wealth at major events, such as birth, coming of age, marriage, or death. The most frequent use was as bridewealth, to compensate a family for the loss of a daughter.
Most forms were developed from traditional metal objects that were already in use such as weapons, tools, bracelets, and anklets. While some continued to be functional for work or decorative purposes, most evolved into "pure" currency, deliberately unusable except as objects recognized, prized and accepted widely as payment.
Item Code - JEW11C2408WARZ8
Width: 3 1/2" Height: 3" Depth: 3/4" Weight: 147 g
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