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Vintage

Brass Teke Collar

Africa Direct

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Brass Teke Collar
Brass Teke Collar
Brass Teke Collar

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Product Information

Era:
Vintage; 1960s
Condition:
Good; shallow crack, minor oxidation, patina worn
Country of Origin:
Congo
Materials:
brass
Size:
12.5" W x 0.25" H
Color/Finish:
brown

Why We Love This

Large traditional brass or copper alloy collar necklace from the Teke of the Democratic Republic of Congo and People's Republic of Congo. The surface is decorated with intricate finely engraved motifs including geometric patterns. Interior, 22.77" circumference.
As described by Africa Direct

About Africa Direct

Africa Direct, Inc. is owned by Elizabeth Bennett and Sara Luther. African art, trade beads and ethnic jewelry are both business and passion for Sara and me. We started buying African art twenty years ago as gifts for our children, four of whom are adopted and are African-American. We had been active in anti-apartheid politics for some time.