Traditional bronze bracelet. It shows old patina from usage, and is decorated with protective fine signs and symbols. It was not only used as jewelry and currency trade money but also as portable wealth. Read the story..
Metal works like this bracelet is molded by the 'lost wax' methode. The art of bronze casting has a long and rich history in West Africa. In this tradition, a rough clay core is molded and then covered by a layer of bee's wax. The wax is carved and shaped into the desired design, then covered with more clay. Next, the mold is baked to melt and drain the wax, leaving an empty space between the inner and outer clay layers. Molten metal is carefully poured into the chamber, hardening to create the final shape. Finally, the outer layer of clay is chipped off, revealing the metal within.