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Rare Antique Unusual African Tribal Solid Metal Large & Heavy Breastplate Necklace

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  • £49.99


Rare Antique Unusual African Tribal Solid Metal Large and Heavy Breastplate Necklace

A particulary rare example of an early 19th Century African Tribal Breastplate Necklace. The Breastplate is very large and weigh a whopping 214g.

This Antique Solid Metal African Tribal Breastplate is Handcrafted and would have been worn in ritual ceremonial Tribal dances as a way of achieving communication with the Gods.

These adornments were also used in traditional African Dances by the Elders as a means of marking life experiences, encouraging abundant crops, honoring Kings and Queens, celebrating weddings, marking rites of passage, banishing evil spirits and other ceremonial occasions.

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These African Tribal Jewellery pieces have been skilfully handmade by Tribesmen for centuries using techniques and skills handed down from generation to generation for many thousands of years.

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The Breastplate measures 5" x 5" (including the drops) and weighs a hefty 214g.

A modern black cord has been attached for the purpose of wearing but can be removed easily.

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No box and no original packaging available for this item - Age early 19th Century.

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Condition as seen.


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