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West African bangle

Unknown1702/1832

Kenya National Archives

Kenya National Archives

Some of these large bangles were worn for beauty, others were worn by slaves or used as a form of currency in trade. The curved silver bangles are from Bida, a famous centre of metalwork in central Nigeria.

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  • Title: West African bangle
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1702/1832
  • Location: Nigeria
  • Type: Large bangle
  • Rights: Kenya National Archives

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