African Tribal Art - Seven Silver Bangles, Schnesshin, Tunisia

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Schnesshin, seven silver bangles
Tunis, Tunisia
8" (20.2 cm) interior circumference
Mid 20th century
Bangles are worn by Bedouin women in the city of Tunis in groups of seven, which is thought to be auspicious. They are called schnesshin because of the sound they make when swishing against each other. As a group, they weigh 52 grams.



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