African art > Jewelry, ornament > Tutsi Bracelet

Tutsi Bracelet (N° 25731) Deposit sale

Collection of Belgian African art.
Worn on the left to protect the forearm from collisions, this functional adornment was intended for archers. In Rwanda, the Tutsi used a pad covered with grass, and wooden protections called igitembe were therefore rare. Abrasions and small accidents. Height on base: 27 cm.
A nomadic people, the Tutsi were particularly decimated by the Islamic slave trade and by recurrent internal wars. The population groups called "Interlacustrine Bantus", established between Lake Victoria and the Limpopo River, include the Ganda, Nyoro, Nkole, Soga, Toro, Hima, and the Tutsi of Rwanda and Burundi. Their cultures have similarities, like their artistic production and their everyday objects. The Tutsi raise cattle. They also excel in the art of weaving and basketry. Source: “Africa, the art of a continent”Ed. Prestel P.157  


This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost

OriginEx-collection française
Material(s)wood, copper
Height cm21
Width20 cm
Weight1.03 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960
Socle includedYes

You could also be interested by these items

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts

You have question on this item ? contact us

Previously viewed items
African art - Tutsi Bracelet
African art  - 

© 2024 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100
visa Master CardPaypal