Layers of cord and seed beads in a simply constructed pattern with four ply nylon thread. Cord is hand dyed cotton with a mix of blue and green dye. Beads are 3 mm glass. Color mix range from opal cream to clear green.
8 1/4" (209 mm)
2 5/8" (68 mm)
1" (24 mm)
.6 oz / 18 g
Part of the Handmade Artifacts collection of modern interpretations of heritage designs.
Substantial wide cuff bracelet with a simple circular pattern of incised marks with a tapered edge. Slips on easily over the wrist with the open back design. Circular form with a smooth interior is comfortable to wear alone or stack with as many thinner bangles as possible for a massive effect. Lightweight thermoplastic.
71/4" (185 mm) inside circumference
2 3/8" (61 mm) inside diameter
1 7/8" (49 mm) wide
1" (24 mm) opening
Made from heavy copper wire this replica bracelet is very similar to the coil bracelets worn by native people in Africa and widely seen in photos of these groups. This replica was used as a costume prop and has minor surface oxidation. The material is a 6 gauge soft copper wire that may be easily adjusted to a comfortable size on the forearm. Substantial weight. Shape is roughly cylindrical and is designed to be shaped to fit when worn. Ends have been rounded for safety and comfort.
Oversize bangle that recalls the basic simple designs seen in heritage cultures of Africa made with modern thermoplastic materials. This massive bracelet is assembled from multiple concentric pieces of PVC pipe then shaped to form with hand tools creating a smooth but slightly irregular surface texture.
7 7/8" (201 mm) inside circumference
2 1/2" (63 mm) inside diameter
1" (24 mm) wide
Modern thermoplastic formed and cut to create overlapping tabs that are secured with brass pins placed in precision drilled holes. The pins are held in place by friction with the plastic but slide out easily using a small tool. The slightly oval shape is anatomically correct.