Copper Anklet Currency - Baule People, Ivory Coast
Country: Ivory Coast
Description: These anklets are no longer worn by
women and are found instead on family altars.
Bracelets and anklets such as this were part of
marriage contract transactions. This particular
thick copper anklet was engraved or decorated
with "primitive" abstract designs protruding from
a center divide. These details have been empha-
sized over time with a developing blue-green patina.
Included is a custom-built metal stand
Anklet dimensions: 3 3/4" width x 3 1/4" inner diameter x 5" outer diameter
Anklet on stand dimensions: 8 3/4" height x 3 3/4" width x 3 1/4" inner
diameter x 5" outer diameter