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African jewelry is made of different metals, gold, silver, bronze, brass, iron, or different precious stones that are numerous in Africa. They are worn by women, but not only, chiefs, notables are very fond of them for any occasion.


Berber necklace
African art > Jewelry, ornament > Berber necklace

African art jewelry and Amazigh silverware, an element of feminine adornment in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas.
This ancient necklace consists of silver balls, amber beads and luban (from acacia sap), ancient glass beads of venise (murano), red and orange coral balls, Amazonite beads, metal balls, plastic and semi-precious colored stones, threaded in three rows.


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750.00

Himba adornment
African art > Jewelry, ornament > Himba adornment

Precious element of the dowry, this necklace of adult Himbas women consists of several rows of copper wire This jewelry is passed from mother to daughter. The Himbas are a Bantu people of semi-nomadic pastoralists, of animist religion, living in northern Namibia in the Kaokoland ("far lands") region. The women are renowned for their beauty and their heavy ornaments of necklaces and bracelets. To protect themselves, they coat their bodies and their braided hair with a preparation made of ochre, hematite and animal fat.


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210.00

Bracelet Fon
African art > Jewelry, ornament > Bracelet Fon

Prestigious ornaments of African art
This silver fon bracelet was worn on the arm by the village chief. It is indeed etymologically the meaning of the name "abagan", "aba" meaning arm and "gan" meaning chief.
This bracelet is composed of chains linking a decorative subject, a rectangular volume topped by a cut-out forming the silhouette of a bat.
The Fon are currently located in a region of the Republic of Benin called the Kingdom of Dahomay. According to the legend, a princess of Yoruba origin would have created this kingdom before the 17th century.


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180.00

Tutsi Bracelet
African art > Jewelry, ornament > Tutsi Bracelet

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 ...


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280.00

Fon Bracelet
African art > Jewelry, ornament > Fon Bracelet

Prestigious ornaments of African art


This silver Fon bracelet was worn on the arm by the village chief. It is indeed etymologically the meaning of the name "abagan", "aba" meaning arm and "gan" chief.

This bracelet is made up of chains connecting a decorative subject, a rectangular volume surmounted by a cutout forming a bat.

The Fon people live in a region of the Republic of Benin called the Kingdom of Dahomay. According to legend, a princess of Yoruba origin created this kingdom before the 17th century.


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250.00

Lobi Ring
African art > Bronze, leopard, messenger, warrior, statue, pirogues > Lobi Ring

Ex-Belgian African art collection.
Ankle ring acting as an amulet, the decorative patterns of which, referring to Lobi beliefs, were supposed to protect the wearer. Many rings were produced in southwestern Burkina Faso, having more currency value.
Height on base: 17 cm.
Ring only: 300 gr.
The populations of the same cultural region, grouped together under the name "lobi", form a fifth of the inhabitants of Burkina Faso. Few in Ghana, they have also settled in northern Côte d'Ivoire. It was at the end of the 18th century that the Lobi, coming from northern Ghana, settled among the indigenous Thuna and Puguli, the Dagara, the Dian, the Gan and the Birifor. The Lobi believe in a creator God named Thangba Thu, to whom they address themselves through the ...


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240.00

African necklace
African art > Jewelry, ornament > African necklace

Ex-Belgian African art collection.
Necklace made up of different beads firmly strung on a thick raffia cord, some of them having once served as currency. The Millefiori pearls, in molten glass, would come from Venice (Murano) in particular, but also from other European countries such as Czechoslovakia. Beads were also made on the African continent, including in Ghana. From the 14th century, they were exchanged on the African continent for various goods: gold, ivory, etc. Jewelry could also be part of the dowry.
Symbolizing wealth, pearls also refer to lives depending on a whole. In black Africa, clan chiefs held necklaces symbolizing the clan, each pearl a family. Among the Baluba, pearls were placed in the hand of the deceased so that he could afford his pass into the ...


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280.00

Bracelet Fon
African art > Jewelry, ornament > Bracelet Fon

Prestigious ornaments of African art
This silver fon bracelet was, as its name suggests, worn on the arm by the village chief. It is indeed etymologically the meaning of the name "abagan", "aba" meaning arm and "gan" meaning chief. The Fon are currently located in a part of the Republic of Benin called the Kingdom of Dahomay. Legend has it that a princess of Yoruba origin created this kingdom before the 17th century.


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70.00





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