ritual object; fetish object

Object used in Fetishism made up of two lengths of plant fibre twine, looped over to form a necklet. One of the pieces has been threaded with a large black seed on either side. The ends of the twine are bound into a central section which is shaped like an inverted scalene triangle. The central point ends in a tube of twine bound around the outside and ending in a bunch of fibres, resembling a tassel. There is a circular metal tag attached which reads " Umlauff Museum Hamburg. No 148 Togo. ES 438 Lk No. 34919" There is also a paper label attached.

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