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Africa | Tent divider (Te Saqwit) from the Beja people of Sudan | 19th - 20th century | Cotton, leather, beads, cowrie shells, palm leaf

Africa | Tent divider (Te Saqwit) from the Beja people of Sudan | 19th - 20th century | Cotton, leather, beads, cowrie shells, palm leaf

Africa | Beaded head ~ 'atwpmtzem' ~ from the Dschang region, Western Bamileke country, Cameroon | Wood covered in fabric and decorated with glass beads and cowrie shells | ca. late 18th to early 19th century

Beaded head ~ 'atwpmtzem' ~ from the Dschang region, Western Bamileke country, Cameroon

The Ancient Amulets of Tibet: THOGCHAGS. Thogchags are Tibetan talismans made of bronze and meteoric metals dating as far back as the Bronze Age. There is little research into their origins, as excavation of Tibetan sites was considered taboo, so there is still much to learn about their significance in Tibetan civilization.

The Ancient Amulets of Tibet: THOGCHAGS. Thogchags are Tibetan talismans made of bronze and meteoric metals dating as far back as the Bronze Age.

Africa | Mask from the Bamileke people of Cameroon | Wood, textile and glass beads

Mask from the Bamileke people of Cameroon, wood, textile & glass beads.

Africa | Beaded head ~ atwonzen ~ from the Dschang region, West Bamileke, Cameroon | Wood core, covered in fabric embroidered with glass beads and cowrie shells | ca. 19th century

Beaded head ~ atwonzen ~ from the Dschang region, West Bamileke, Cameroon. Wood core, covered in fabric embroidered with glass beads and cowrie shells, ca.

Africa | Woman's armbags from the Kirdi people of Northern Cameroon | Glass beads, cowrie shells and fiber | 20th century

Africa - women's armbands from the Kirdi people of Northern Cameroon.

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