Married Himba women from Namibia wore heavy anklets. They were made of hand wrought iron beads, then strung onto a leather support structure. Anklets such as these displayed wealth and were worn daily.
Eun Yeong Jeong "Natural forms, processes and movement inspire me to make jewelry. When a natural form emerges from its environment it follows no exact model as it becomes visible. Its origin is often mysterious and appears incomprehensible to the human mind. My jewelry investigates the mystery of creation, capturing the moment in which the void and fragment become substance."
Or D'afrique - Bijoux Et Parures Du Ghana, Côte D'ivoire, Mali Et Sénégal De La Collection Du Musée Barbier-Mueller de pierre-alain ferrazzini
Africa | Just one of the lovely images out of the publication 'African gold - Jewellery and Ornaments From Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal from the Collection of the Barbier-Mueller... Pierre-Alain Ferrazzini'