Kru Ring (Grebo) - Bronze Armilla - Tien or Nitien
Northern German Collection
approx. 20 cm
approx. 2 kg
Rare bronze armilla from the Kru in Liberia.
There seems to be few hard facts about these so-called bracelets. Legend has it that they represent a water spirit which has the power to stop war, create new villages, help fertility and cure diseases.
Collected around 1970 in Liberia
Lit.: The Perfect Form - On the Track of Tribal Currency - Roberto Ballarini