• Bamum Bracelet Currency
  • Bamum Bracelet Currency
  • Bamum Bracelet Currency
  • Bamum Bracelet Currency
  • Bamum Bracelet Currency
  • Bamum Bracelet Currency

Bamum Bracelet Currency

Source: AfriMod Vintage Finds  

$125.00   (see shipping rates below)

Bamum Bracelet Currency or Manilla.

ID#3151

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Ships From: AfriMod Distribution Center (Abuja, Nigeria)
Shipping Method: EMS Courier
Rates:
USA $39
UK $42
Canada $51
EU $49
World $53

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Product Description

Hollow, filigree bronze-alloy bracelet cast by Bamum bronze-casters using the lost-wax method. The use of such currency dates back to the reign of Fon Ibrahim Njoya (1873-1933) of Bamum (Cameroon). These large, heavy and intricately designed bracelets had multiple purposes as status symbol, personal adornment and currency. Sometimes referred to as manilla.

#1-Crossed Front:

Width: 12 cm (4.75 in)
Height: 6 cm (2.25 in)
Weight: 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)

#2-Lattice Front:

Width: 12.5 cm (5 in)
Height: 7.3 cm (2.75 in)
Weight: 0.3 kg (0.7 lbs)