Metal Ring Indonesia Metal Cooper Collection
From the collection of Austin Cooper, whose collection, built over 30 years, contained superb examples of ancient beads, Venetian, and other European trade beads, Bodom, Akoso, and Kiffa beads, Jatim and other rare Asian beads. Austin had a superb eye, and Africa Direct is proud to be able to offer his beads, his legacy, many of which are of a quality rarely available today.
From prehistoric times jewelry and body adornments have been used in many ways and for a variety of functions. For the ancient Indonesians, it was an essential part of ceremonial dress; it was worn by shamans, priests and healers, warriors, dancers and people observing their life cycle ceremonies.
Approximate Age: Unknown
1 inch interior and 1.5 inches exterior. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19 mm diameter).
Made In: Asia