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FULANI
Apron 1
12.5" high
$200
 

 

FULANI
Apron 2
5.75" high
$100

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FULANI, BODY JEWERY, MODESTY APRONS & NECKLACES, West Africa

The Fulani, many of whom are nomadic, live in an area from Mali in the west to Cameroon in the east. Modesty aprons, cache-sex jewelry, denote age, status and social condition. They were worn to attract attention and protect against evil. Numbers 1 & 2 could also be attributed to the Kirdi and the two with leatherwork relate to both Kirdi beaded aprons and Tuareg leatherwork.

The necklaces show an inventive combination of beads, chain metalwork, small cast pieces and British West African coins.

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