Amuletic necklace or Hirinzi, small red pouch cont

Made:
1831-1870

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Amuletic necklace or Hirinzi, small red pouch containing passage from the Koran and suspended from string, East Africa, mid 19th century (Sir Henry William Peek Collection).

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A194312
Materials:
cloth, paper and string
type:
necklace
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • jewellery
credit:
Glendining