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Anklet (Inkalulungani)

Anklet (Inkalulungani)

Only initiated women wear these anklets. Every newly initiated woman must wear anklets for a few months. Young women wear anklets on a regular basis, while older women who have given birth may wear them only on special occasions.

Metal, wire, and telephone conductor parts
1 x 5in. (2.5 x 12.7cm)
General Acquisition Fund
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Art from Africa: Long Steps Never Broke a Back, February 7, 2002-April 30, 2006

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, A Maasai Community Adorns a Bride, May 31, 2001 - March 1, 2005

Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish and the customary territories of the Suquamish and Muckleshoot Peoples. As a cultural and educational institution, we honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future. We also acknowledge the urban Native peoples from many Nations who call Seattle their home.

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