Benin Bronze cuffs or Manilla’s began before the colonial period in West Africa as a result of early trade with the Portuguese explorers. Said to have derived from the Spanish word Manella “bracelet” they were used as an early form of exchange or currency often worn by women to mark the wealth of their husbands. Rich in colour and texture with subtle metallic nuance they create bedazzling ornaments.
Mounting: Black metal stand.
These products are handmade. Imperfections and variations are part of the character of the pieces.
Sizes may vary slightly.