Pair of Beaded Armbands

Tinguian

Philippines

15" high (38 cm)

DESCRIPTION

A complete pair of armbands worn by women of the Tinguian or Itneg cultural minority group who live in the western Cordillera of Luzon, in the mountains of Abra. They are attached to arm forms made of straw and bamboo stuffed cotton. They do not stand securely unsupported, as they appear in the photo.

CONDITION

It is likely that this has been broken and retied over the years, but there are no loose beads.

Provenance

Ex Ted Cohen collection, Oakland CA

DATE

Early 20th century

Dimensions

15" high (38 cm)

PRICE

1100

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