arm ornament

Wristlet made of plain twill basketry cane strips, with bamboo sticks at either end, each bound in white cotton string. One side has a length of string loose to tie ends together to secure on wrist. Five rows of Job's tears seeds, four missing. Along each rim is a strip of yellow orchid stem twisted with a strip of dyed red cane. Upper rim has remains of a fringe of dye red hair that was attached in clumps between two strips of bamboo tied on with string. .

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