An antique African bracelet made from iron. 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: 4.4 x 3 x 0.9 inches – 11 x 7.5 x 2.25 cm
Weight roughly: 110 g
Condition: in antique condition with signs of previous use, patina and tarnish, dings and scrapes, bent out of shape but very solid piece