The ‘functional’ art of the Omo valley herdsmen

Object type: clothing > worn at arms and hands > armband
Materials: leather, tooth
Legend: Upper armband made from warthog teeth. No longer manufactured due to hunting limitation on big animals.
Place of collecting: Ethiopia > Omo Valley
Culture: Nyangatom
Field collector: Xavier Van der Stappen
Acquisition related person: Xavier Van der Stappen as seller
Date of acquisition: 1995-05-19
Dimensions: 3,5 cm x 13,4 cm x 11,3 cm
Inventory number: EO.1995.9.3