armlet (arm ornament)

Cylindrical tortoiseshell armlet with incised decoration. It is sewn together where the edges of the plate meet, and has an attached ornament of cowrie shells on woven plant fibre that is pigmented red.

Label: Accompanied by an old blue display label, which reads 'TURTLE-SHELL ARMLET, with incised / decoration. Shell-covered, woven fibre / attachment.'

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