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Tutsi Igetembe, Prestige Archer's Wrist-Guard

Tribe Dynasty

Tutsi

Country Of Origin

Rwanda or Burundi

Region

Great Lakes of Central Africa

Date

Late 19th century

Size

19 x 21 cms (7½ x 8¼ ins)

Materials

Wood and copper

Technique

Inlaid

Condition

Excellent condition

This rare and outstanding item was worn by Tutsi archers to protect their wrist from the bowstring. This ornate example has three copper sunbursts. The rosettes are linked by a delicate lattice of inset copper circles. This is the most intricate and beautifully worked example we have seen.

Price

Price on request

Reference No

1818

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