Initiation rites ornaments 2007.270
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Posted by: Rosanna Post Reply
02/27/2019, 12:42:29

A card with these beads reads:
Beads worn by women.
Initiation rites ornaments.
Valenge of Portuguese East Africa (between mouth of Limpopo and Inhambane).

The tag that is cut off in the photo reads:
Worn by mistress of rites in long strings (a)round neck.

Note: Portuguese East Africa is now Mozambique. Valenge refers to an indigenous people.

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