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Old Silver Ceremonial Fulani Ring, Mali - LARGE

£220.00

A huge vintage silver (tested) ribbed Fulani ring, made in Mali in the 1950s by the Fulani/Peul/Fulbe people, one of the largest ethnic groups in the Sahel and West Africa. An impressive heavy ring, likely to have been reserved for special ceremonies. 

Date:

1950s

Material:

Silver (tested)

Dimensions:

3.87 cm (h) x 4.30 cm (w)
Internal dimensions: 2.07 cm (h) x 1.95 cm (w)
Approximate ring size:

UK: S to S½
USA: 9 ⅛ to 9 ⅜

Weight:

72.3 g

Ref:

RNG-944

References:

Fisher, A. (1998). Africa Adorned. New York: H. Abrams, p. 174

Borel, F. (1994). The Splendour of Ethnic Jewelry. London: Thames and Hudson, p. 97