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Brass bracelet - Fra Fra (Gurunsi) - Ghana
Brass bracelet - Fra Fra (Gurunsi) - Ghana
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Brass bracelet - Fra Fra (Gurunsi) - Ghana
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Brass bracelet - Fra Fra (Gurunsi) - Ghana
Ethnic group
Fra Fra
Origin
Ghana
Provenance
Private collection - Hamburg
Material
Brass
Size
D: 11 cm (outer) 7.5 cm (inner) W: 6 cm
Description
Concave, hollow bracelet. This style of bracelet is said to have been introduced from Burkina Faso at the end of the 19th century.

A single bracelet was always worn on the left wrist and not on the right as brass is "poisonous", and a person eats with his right hand. Brass ornaments are closely connected with religious beliefs. When a young child is named, a soothsayer will inform the parent that the child is to be under the protection of one of the ancestral spirits. The soothsayer then prescribes a particular article, such as bracelet, anklet or pendant, which the child should wear throughout its life. This maybe changed for a larger and heavier one as the child grows to adulthood.
(The Art of Metal in Africa - The African American Institute)

Price:   40,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  21-123
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