Bracelet Rattle Musical Instrument
Bagirmi Culture, Chad, Central Africa
Ceramic, leather, aluminum
Mid 20th Century
5″ wide x 4.5″ tall x 3″ deep
An attractive hide-covered, hollow, terracotta bracelet embellished with a small square of aluminum. The hide is smooth and richly patinaed from use. An unusual and tactile object. The rattle sound is subtle.