Monetary value, often called 'Keguru CURRENCY'.
Used as marriage money (dowry in marriage agreements (matrimonial payments, a currency for bride-wealth)) when concluding a marriage agreement.
These anklets were used by many peoples: Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, ...
Description in Blandi's book on page 10: "Married women used to wear them on their ankles. These anklets were used as currency, essentially as wedding money".
Provenance: From an old German collection.
Similar item in:
- The perfect form by Roberto Ballarini - page 135 - chapter 2.1
Described/documented by among others:
- Blandin - 1988 - p 10.
- Dillingham 1968.
- Johansson - 1967 - p.147.
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- Nombre total d’articles
- Old Money Value - MONNAIE - Cheville
- Nom de l’objet indigène
- Ethnie / culture
- ZARMA - DJERMA
- Deuxième moitié du XIXe siècle
- Bon état
- Vendu avec support
- 13.5×11×3.5 cm
- 1765 g