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Africa | Headdress from the Moba people of Togo; rattan, horns, string and cowrie shells

Africa | Headdress from the Moba people of Togo; rattan, horns, string and cowrie shells

View of an exhibition stall inside an open structure housing an exhibition of local produce. Produce on display on stall include: Ibo carvings, Nupe brasswork, Ibo ankle-ornaments, Ibo combs, Ibo [?] mats, two swords from Benin, a lower Niger brass or bronze hip mask in the form of a face, a musical instrument. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

View of an exhibition stall inside an open structure housing an exhibition of local produce. Produce on display on stall include: Ibo carvings, Nupe brasswork, Ibo ankle-ornaments, Ibo combs, Ibo [?] mats, two swords from Benin, a lower Niger brass or bronze hip mask in the form of a face, a musical instrument. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

Africa | Cache sexe (or necklace?) from northern Cameroon or Chad | Forged iron fingers and pods on cord

Africa | Cache sexe (or necklace?) from northern Cameroon or Chad | Forged iron fingers and pods on cord

Africa  A Mende person wears the costume of the female demon Sowei in Sierra Leone  Image and caption  Charles and Josette Lenars

Africa A Mende person wears the costume of the female demon Sowei in Sierra Leone Image and caption Charles and Josette Lenars

*!* Nice *!* Old SILVER bead “agrab al fadda”. MAURITANIA. Hard to find

Nice *!* Old SILVER bead “agrab al fadda”. MAURITANIA. Hard to find

Michael Backman Ltd - Ivory Bracelet (Akahaghi), Naga People, India & Burma, 19th century. width: 4.2cm, outside widest diameter: 9.8cm, inside widest diameter: 6.8cm, weight: 271g Bracelets (or more accurately, armlets) such as this example were worn by Naga men, usually above the elbow. It is fashioned from an ivory tusk cross-section.Traditionally, such armlets were worn to indicate success in head-taking. They were the most highly valued of Naga ornaments; only warriors were entitled to…

Michael Backman Ltd - Ivory Bracelet (Akahaghi), Naga People, India & Burma, 19th century. width: 4.2cm, outside widest diameter: 9.8cm, inside widest diameter: 6.8cm, weight: 271g Bracelets (or more accurately, armlets) such as this example were worn by Naga men, usually above the elbow. It is fashioned from an ivory tusk cross-section.Traditionally, such armlets were worn to indicate success in head-taking. They were the most highly valued of Naga ornaments; only warriors were entitled to…

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