A Penca or Penca de Balangandan, is a traditional Brazilian piece of jewellery fitted with different charms. The upper part is has two birds on either side as a reference to Africa and Brazil. The charms each have different meanings.
They are supposed to be lucky charms or amulets, but it is also said that they show the value of a slave.
Made of bronze and/or copper, not solid
Size: approx. 24 cm high, 30 cm wide and 20 cm deep.
Weight approx. 1.04 kg.
Dated early 20th century.
Condition is good, there are various signs of age. Please take a good look at the photos.
- Nombre de objeto indígena
- Penca de Balangandan
- Región / país
- Bronce, Cobre
- Principios del siglo XX
- En buen estado, usado con algunos signos de desgaste
- Se vende con soporte
- 24×30×20 cm
- 1.04 g