MANILLAS – The Money Bracelets

Manillas were metal bracelets of a large variety of shapes and weights, preferably made in copper which was considered the most valuable metal by pre-colonial Western Africa population, also known as the “red gold”. The thing about these bracelets is that they were not just bracelets, but coins, money used not only by the locals but also by the European colonists in the 15th century to trade with their African counterparts. Continuă lectura „MANILLAS – The Money Bracelets”