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Mbole Anklet


Mbole anklet used as currency in major transactions.

Sold By: For African Art Gallery

Product Description

Item: #4010

Tribe: Mbole

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo

Material: Metal

Size: 8″ (20.3 cm)

Condition: Good

Provenance: Private USA Collection.

The Mbole, are a small group of about 150,000 people in Southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), and made ankle currency bracelets of copper which were used for major transactions.
Worn by both men and women these large rounded anklets were offered by the husband to his wife to be a part of the marriage contract. These anklets were forged and hammered from a single copper ingot.

Additional Information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 12 x 12 in


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