African Mbole Anklet Currency



African Mbole Anklet Currency

African Mbole anklet currency, these heavy bracelets were worn by the Mbole people, from Southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly known as Zaire).  The Mbole women and men alike, wore these heave currency bracelets around their ankles.  Hence the name "ankle bracelets."   The materials used to make these heavy objects were either bronze or copper.  Furthermore these anklet currency bracelets were used for major transactions. Also, these large rounded anklets were offered by the husband to his wife to be a part of the marriage contract.

Size: 42.5cm Diam x 17cm Deep

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