Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kipsigis or Maasai maker
  • armband, late 1800s–1920
  • Where object was made: Kenya?
  • elephant ivory, hide
  • Object Length/Width: 12 x 11 cm
    Object Length/Width: 4 3/4 x 4 5/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3310

The bangle style armband is made of ivory with animal hide wrapped at one portion. There is a length of animal hide molded to fit about 3/4 of the interior circumference of the bracelet, but it is not attached. The fur side is directed away from the ivory.