This exquisite 19th century bronze currency Anklet was crafted by the Yoruba people of West Africa and served a dual purpose: both as a piece of jewelry and as a form of currency. The intricate design, featuring intricate etchings and traditional Yoruba symbols, highlights the exceptional craftsmanship and cultural significance of this remarkable piece. A true collector's item, this bronze bracelet offers a unique glimpse into the rich history and cultural heritage of the Yoruba people.
The Yoruba people are an African ethnic group that inhabits western Africa, mainly Nigeria and Benin. As an ethnic description, the word “Yoruba” (or more correctly, “Yaraba”) was originally in reference to the Oyo Empire.
Yoruba culture consists of cultural philosophy, religion and folktales. One of the first observations of first time visitors to Yorubaland is the rich, exuberant and ceremonial nature of their culture, which is made even more visible by the urbanized structures of Yoruba settlements.