MOA: University of British Columbia


Oval-shaped ankle dance rattle consisting of four bells attached to a brass band. Interior and exterior sides of band are rounded; top and bottom are flat. Exterior has two channels moulded along its length, forming a pointed ridge that runs through the centre. The four bells are spread at intervals along the band and have large slits through their centres; raised line border around slits. Tops of bells have raised concentric semi-circle and knot-like band designs; bottoms are undecorated. Opening at back of band; ends are flat and curled into tight circles.

  • Narrative

    The donor taught in a rural school in Tobli, eastern Liberia, from 1965 to 1967.

  • Type of Item anklet
  • Culture Krahn
  • Material brass metal
  • Measurements height 3.0 cm, width 11.7 cm, depth 8.8 cm (overall)

  • Previous Owner Donald White
  • Received from Donald White

  • Made in Liberia

  • Collection Date between 1965 and 1968
  • Ownership Date before August 27, 2021
  • Acquisition Date on August 27, 2021

  • Item Classes metalwork
  • Condition poor
  • Accession Number 3522/0065