The ‘functional’ art of the Omo valley herdsmen

Object type: ornament > jewel / body ornament > juwel > anklet
Materials: hair / fur
Legend: Protective strips of ritually slaughtered goat or sheep skin worn around the arms, legs, shoulders or neck on a wide range of ritual occasions.
Place of collecting: Ethiopia > Omo Valley
Culture: Daasanetch
Field collector: Francis Van Noten
Acquisition related person: vzw/asbl Friends of the Museum as seller
Date of acquisition: 1972-01-07
Dimensions: 17 cm x 12 cm
Inventory number: EO.1971.75.20