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Arm Band with Protective Amulets

Artist/Maker: Hausa people (Nigeria)

Artist/Maker: Tuareg people (Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal)

Date: collected between 1960-1973
Medium: leather and dye
Overall: 6 x 6 1/2 x 3/8 in. (15.2 x 16.5 x 1 cm)
Classification: Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry
Credit Line: Gift of Professor and Mrs. Robert R. Ferens
Object number: 91.0474.147
DescriptionProtective charms are the most important and widely dispersed product of the leathermakers’ art. They protect against disease and death, and assure success in love and financial matters. Hunters and warriors wear them; they are given to infants and young initiates for protection.
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