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Museum Collection: Asante Beaded Ear rings 3360E

Museum Collection: Asante Beaded Ear rings 3360E

$ 40.00

Museum Collection: Asante Beaded Ear Rings 3360E

Asante, Ghana
19th-20th Century

Ghana was once called the Gold Coast due to the abundance of precious metal found in the region. Beaded gold necklaces were worn by members of the Asante Royal families during festivities. The beads were both abstract and representational in form. Often identified with the Asante peoples,
these geometric forms could also be used as weights to measure gold dust during trades.

Materials: pewter beads with antique gold finish, ceramic black and white beads. 

Matching necklace can be purchased separately.