UNUSUAL GADDANG BEADED FETISH ANKLET
Origin: Northern Philippines, Gaddang People (Provenance: Beyer family collection. By descent through the family. Acquired from Dr. Henry Otley Beyer's Granddaughter. Dr. Beyer has been recognized as "The Father of Philippine Anthropology".)
Period/Date: Early 20th Century
Materials: trade beads, cotton, chain, brass, animal bone, fiber, natural dyes
Description: This curious and beautiful anklet or leg ornament is embellished with 11 animal bones. It has seen years of use and may have even been an heirloom piece? The front is adorned with lavish beaded tassels. Several of the charms are missing, otherwise in good condition.
Dimensions: Diameter 5.5" (14 cm)