ritual object

Object used in fetishism made of string, leather and shells. There is a length of string, onto which is a pendant made of leather with three lengths of cowrie suspended from the bottom. There is something inside the main body of the pendant making it rattle.
label: Umlauff Museum, Hamburg round label.

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