Lot 250. 2 Ekipa - Ivory Pieces Of Jewelry.

Starting price:€ 460
Auction date:28.02.2019   13:00
Lot 2502 Ekipa - Ivory Pieces Of Jewelry.
2 Ekipa - Ivory Pieces Of Jewelry.

Namibia, Angola.

Big oval button with high hump. Incised pattern on the edge circumferentially. 6 x 4 cm.

/ Cabochon-like shape with a high hump, a little lighter in tint. Discreet

Incised pattern on the edge. ø 6 cm.

Both with mounting holes on the rear and a strong hairline, signs of age.

In a blue velvet pouch.


"Ekipa are valuable, made of ivory carved buttons, ( ... ), the "buttons"

() since the 19th century. Century by the wives and daughters of the Owambo,

The main men and tribal chiefs in southern Africa (Namibia, Angola)

worn and partly also as a means of payment used. (...) The Decoration

the decorative buttons was created by the use of different engraved patterns, highlighted

by Rubbing an extract, which was obtained from aloes. The

Sand stone polished jewelry button reached its final Patina by

with "Olukula" powder (from Dolfholz won) was impregnated. On the flat

Side of the Ekipa are holes for fixing. The Ekipa was

Upper arm, neck, waist or as a hair ornament worn." URL from the 28.01.2019:


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FIG.B 22

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