190801 - Tribal used Old African Ethiopian Arussi Beaded Ornament - Ethiopia.
Ethiopia: Tribal used Old African Ethiopian Arussi Beaded Ornament .
are Old Trade Beads, leather
Height: 68 cm long.
A red Arussi-Oromo beaded ornament.
Arussi beaded jewelry are recognizable by their unique designs. Traditionally they are multiple strands of old European trade beads such as white hearts or "padre" beads with leather spacers. The Arussi (now referred to as the Arsi) are one of the many groups belonging to the largest tribe in Ethiopia, the Oromo. The Arsi live in central Ethiopia and are predominately cattle and sheep herders.
To see other examples of Ethnic jewelry from around the world please see A WORLD OF NECKLACES (Leurquin), AFRICA ADORNED (Fisher), JEWELS FROM ELSEWHERE (Maggi,Melesi, Pensotti) and ETHNIC.