Beaded Maasai Amulet

Maasai beaded amulet


This beautiful piece is made from small plastic beads, coiled aluminium wire, flat pieces of aluminium and cowrie shells, all sewn onto a thick piece of leather. The string is alternately threaded with small cylinders of wood and tight metal coils.

Credit: photo copyright © Jens Finke, 1998.

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