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"