Akan metalsmiths in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire created a wide variety of splendid ceremonial objects and jewelry forms in gold and cast brass for local patrons. An example of the designs developed within the region is a necklace in the Museum’s collection composed of eleven cast-brass beads from Côte d’Ivoire (19th–mid- 20th- century) made by the Baule or Lagoon peoples, both Akan subgroups. Its geometric-shaped beads feature intricate wax thread patterns and openwork designs. Our ornate bracelet is based on the original beads.
24K gold overlay. Toggle closure. 7 1/4''L.