An antique African bracelet made from Bronze and/or Copper with wood. These manilla, named after the Portuguese or Spanish word for bangle were a form of currency in regions throughout Africa where metal had value in society. Wikipedia have an informative page on Manilla.
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Makers mark / hallmarks: none
Sourced: in Normandy, France
Age: circa 1910-20’s
Materials: bronze and/or copper and/or metal mix, wood
Size roughly: 5 x 12 x 10 cm – 2 x 4.5 x 4 inches
Weight roughly: 250g
Condition: in vintage condition with signs of previous use, patina and tarnish, dings and scrapes, very solid piece, wood has worn over the years, please see all pictures
Shipped from Normandy, France or collect in store