Museum Collection

Museum Collection: Asante Beaded Necklace 3360N

Museum Collection: Asante Beaded Necklace 3360N

$ 115.00

Museum Collection: Asante Beaded Necklace 3360N

Asante, Ghana
19th-20th Century

Ghana once called the Gold Coast due to the abundance of precious metal found in the region is the inspiration for this beaded gold necklace.  Such were worn by members of the Asante Royal families during festivities. The beads were both abstract and representational in form. Often identified with the Asante peoples,
these geometric forms could also be used as weights to measure gold dust during trades.

Materials: pewter beads with antique gold finish, ceramic black and white beads, black glass saucer beads.
Length: 18 inches
Gift Box included. 

Matching ear rings can be purchased separately.