anklet

One of a pair of rectangular, beaded anklets from Transkei, South Africa. White and blue beads tightly threaded onto plant fibre material to create an opaque face with two triple rectangular blocked patterns made of blue beads. Leather straps are attached to each end, with metal hooks and loops to fasten the item.

Anklet (sing. isitsabe, pl. izitsaba). A pair is worn by old and young men, and by adolecent girls on ceremonial occasions.

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