Cowrie shell necklace string on plaited cotton, kn

Made:
1860-1920

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Cowrie shell necklace string on plaited cotton, known as ego onu umu algbobia ju elu mkpu, worn by the female attendants of young girls during MKPU time, ie rites de passage, Southern Nigeria, 1860-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A655919
Materials:
cotton and cowrie
type:
necklace
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • jewellery
credit:
Jeffreys, M.D.W.