Brass Anklet - Wodaabe People, Niger - Sold
Brass Anklet - Wodaabe People, Niger - Sold
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Brass Anklet - Wodaabe People, Niger - Sold

Large, heavy anklets are worn by girls and young women during their Wodaabe festivals. It is shaped like a double cone with a central ridge. When worn, it is backed with an inlaid cloth wrapping so as not to irritate the ankle/leg. The anklets are made by the Hausa blacksmiths with traditional motifs according to the owners wish. They are typically given from a mother to her daughter & are worn to attract men’s attention. The weight of the anklets tend to make the hips swing while walking adding to the element of seduction. It also creates a ‘cowlike’ step, which is greatly appreciated amongst this nomadic herders’ culture. The anklets are worn only until the girl has born her first child.

Height: 5" x Width: 4 3/8" x Depth: 4 1/8"

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