This particular neck ornament, with its central band of patterned Venetian beads and brass cartridge cases, would be worn by a Dinka man at or shortly before his wedding to show his eligibility and the wealth of his family in cattle. The beads themselves would either have been traded across the savannah from West Africa or brought inland from the East African coast.
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This particular neck ornament, with its central band of patterned Venetian beads and brass cartridge cases, would be worn by a Dinka man at or shortly before his wedding to show his eligibility and the wealth of his family in cattle. The beads themselves would either have been traded across the savannah from West Africa or brought inland from the East African coast.

British Museum