A Masai , kenya womens coiled bronze armband

A Masai , kenya womens coiled bronze armband

1800 to 1900 Kenya

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A Masai, Kenya womans coiled bronze wire armband
19th century

Size : 48 cm long
19 ins long
Provenance: Ex Walter Potter Museum , Bramber, Sussex
Ex Jamaica Inn Museum, Bolventor , Cornwall UK
The Masai women of Kenya wore these thick bronze wire coils on their arms and legs as well as their necks. Worn as a symbol of wealth, they were usually acquired by a girl at the time of her marriage, often as a gift from the brides parents.
Dimensions
Height 48.00 cm (18.90 inches)
Stock Code
F048
Medium
Bronze
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