Akan Soul Disk Earrings, Gold/Green
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Shared by different Akan and Akan-related peoples, including the Asante and Baule, gold ornaments indicate status and wealth and are worn at public festivals by titleholders, chiefs, and kings. Most pectoral disks are suspended over the chest by a white pineapple-fiber cord. They are owned by the okra, a young official who purifies the chief's soul—hence, the name akrafokonmu, meaning "soul-washer's badges" or "soul disks.” These earrings were inspired by a detail in the 19th century cast Jewelry, 1800s.ERS8798
Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with gold finish, glass beads, ear wires are gold plated
Dimensions: Hangs approx. 1.5" (Gift Boxed with Provenance Card)