MOA: University of British Columbia


Oval-shaped ankle dance rattle made of a folded brass band. Interior side is flat; top and bottom are rounded. Top and bottom edges are pinched at four points on exterior side; semi-circles protrude from top and bottom edges in between pinched sections. Holes punched through top and bottom semi-circles, first and second from the right; hole punched through top semi-circle, second from the left. Metal balls rattle in between four sets of semi-circles. 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 1.3 cm, width 10.0 cm, depth 9.1 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 3522/0063