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THE ACCRA Bangle

$475.00

THE ACRRA Bangle is a solid sculptural bangle inspired primarily by manilla bangles and anklets from the Western African region. Used for trade for centuries including during the transatlantic slave trade when some enslaved Africans bought their freedom with the possession of such bangles, or were bought with them. Manillas were the first true general-purpose currency used in West Africa. They were used for ordinary market purchases, bride price, payment of fines, compensation of diviners, and for the needs of the next world, as burial money. Cowrie shells were valued at a small fraction of a manilla, and were used for small purchases. Manillas were later melted down to create art works or kept as cultural artifacts. The slightly rounded ends of THE ACCRA Bangle represent the more organic shape of traditional manilas and the top peaks in a thin crescent form to symbolize freedom and overcoming. Handcrafted using the traditional lost-wax casting technique.

Sizing:

Small - 2 3/8" inner diameter with 1" opening.

Medium - 2 1/2" inner diameter 1 1/2" opening.

Large - 2 3/4" inner diameter 1 5/8" opening.

Metal Info & Care

Available in: Sterling Silver, 18K Gold Vermeil and Special Edition Brass.

Made with fair trade African gold and conflict-free fine metals. Please inquire about solid gold pricing.

Bangle measures: 2 7/8" x 2 1/2"

All orders are individually handmade. Last day for Holiday Delivery (Dec 25th) is Dec 8th ***Due to co-vid there may be unanticipated delays.

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