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    West African Ethnographic Belt and Knife Ensemble. Comprising an ensemble of a shell decorated belt and knife from the Baule tribe. This African tribe decorated many of its cultural items with seashells native to this region. The knife in scabbard measures 17 1/2-inches. The belt is highly decorated with seashells, gourd and integral pouch, two small knife trousse scabbard [no small knives present] and leopard skin trim. A small group of brass bells also accompany the ensemble. Condition: Very good. Showing age wear and patina. Some shells and bells are loose and need reattaching.

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    Apr-May, 2012
    30th-1st Monday-Tuesday
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