Featured How old are these bone bangles. I think they are African triple?

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by chantaljones, May 14, 2019 at 1:13 PM.

  1. chantaljones

    chantaljones Active Member

    Hi. I have these bangles which are made from bone. They look old and worn. Think they are African tribal? I was planning to sell them but need to a bit more about them so I can describe them on eBay. Thank you

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  2. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    They do appear to be African - and ivory...

    ~Cheryl
     
  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the two round ones....4 sure......that oval one..not so sure..
    need a closer look...
     
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  4. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    I see Schreger lines on all three...

    ~Cheryl
     
  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    i see cracks on 3rd radiating out from the center.....
     
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  6. chantaljones

    chantaljones Active Member

    Ow are they ivory. That's not so good news I guess. I'm not allowed to sell ivory here in the UK.
     
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  7. chantaljones

    chantaljones Active Member

    I can see what you mean. I looked up how to research if something is ivory. I needed to look for crosshatch patterns, and all three of them have these patterns. So should be ivory than.
     
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    no, but you might find an african art dealer who'll take em.....??
     
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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    ok...found a few that resemble the 3rd one........... i'm good now !!
     
  10. chantaljones

    chantaljones Active Member

    That's a nice find. Was it all a mixed lot from different tribal or did they state which area it's from? Thx
     
  11. chantaljones

    chantaljones Active Member

    I could do that. But clueless on how mich to ask. That's why I wanted to list it in a 0.99p auction and let them fight for it.
     
  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    seems a mix...... no other info...
     
  13. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Those couldn't be sold where I live; they're not old enough and even the old stuff needs documentation up to the eyeballs.
     
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