Democratic Republic of the Congo / Jingle / 20th centuryDemocratic Republic of the Congo
20th century

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Creator Nationality: African
Creator Name-CRT: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Title: Jingle
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Creation Start Date: 1900
Creation End Date: 1969
Creation Date: 20th century
Creation Place: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Sound devices
Materials and Techniques: Seed pod, fiber
Dimensions: Length: 11 1/4"
Description: A jingle of numerous seed pods attached to a fiber cord; glossy, dark brown hollow pods cut in half lengthwise; sides slightly convex, closed edge curved, straight open base; each end of a twisted fiber cord knotted through a hole in the top near edge of a pod; each cord with two pods tied over a long double suspension end with a slip knot; long double cord looped at one end as tie for opposite end of cord.
AMICA Contributor: Brooklyn Children's Museum
Owner Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
ID Number: 69.7.28
Credit Line: Museum purchase, 1969
Context: Jingles are worn by men and women while dancing. They are worn on the ankles, legs, arms or bodies as accompaniment and to provide rhythm. The pods sound by clicking against each other. Jingles may also be worn as aprons or attached to clothing.
AMICA ID: BCM_.69.7.28
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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