WEST AFRICAN SLAVE BRACELET MODIFIED WITH CENTER - ANTIQUE

Description

THIS INTERESTING AND QUITE BEAUTIFUL  ITEM WAS DONATED TO THE SAN ANTONIO ASSISTANCE LEAGUE TO HELP US RAISE MONEY FOR OUR PHILANTHROPIC PROJECTS.  IT IS AN ANKLE BRACELET (AKA SLAVE BRACELET) USED IN CEREMONIAL DANCES, BUT IT HAS BEEN MODIFIED FOR A MORE "PRACTICAL" USE - A SMALL BOWL OR ASHTRAY.    WE THINK IT IS SILVER OVER COPPER THAT LOOKS LIKE BRASS AND ORIGINATES FROM THE LATE 1700'S.

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