Reed back strap decorated with a cog and two conus shells either side.

Item

Title

Reed back strap decorated with a cog and two conus shells either side.

Creator

Creator Unrecorded

Subject

Back Ornament
Ornament

Description

Doubled circular plaited lines of reed/twine [5 deep]. Thong at the top for tying. Decorated with 3 side pieces of conus, and with a tiny conus head and copper cog in the centre. Conus attachment by a knot on the outer side of the shell and the two ends fixed at the break of the strap through the centre perforation of the shell. Possibly worn by a young female. [FHM21/06/2019]

Publisher

Making African Connections

Contributor

Date

c.1930

Type

PhysicalObject

Identifier

ETH.ANG3.314
A37/314

Source

The Powell-Cotton Museum
Antoinette and Diana Powell-Cotton
1937

Coverage

Angola
Africa

Rights

© The Powell-Cotton Trust