An antique African bracelet made from solid copper. 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.
At time of listing we were listing a number of these. You can find others we have listed at the link below.
Makers mark / hallmarks: none
Sourced: in Normandy, France
Age: circa 1900’s
Known background: none, came to us as part of an extensive collection of historical African pieces
Size roughly: 4 x 3.6 x 1 inches – 10 x 9 x 2.5 cm
Weight roughly: 485 g
Condition: in antique condition with signs of previous use, patina and tarnish, dings and scratches, very solid piece