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  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • armband?, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • leopard tooth, thread, pigment, weaving, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 18.5 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 7 1/4 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3309

The single strand of red beads is long enough for the upper arm and is decorated with a leopard tooth and beaded fringe. The leopard tooth is set into a band of woven string which has been rubbed with red pigment. There are beaded fringes at the top of the woven band in red, black, solid white and white with red and dark blue stripes.