East African coins, minted from 1906-1964, during Colonialism, are given new life in unique jewelry designs. These original designs incorporate old coins into wearable art.
No longer used as currency, today the coins are used when practicing traditional beliefs. Traditional beliefs in Uganda revolve primarily around ancestor worship. The coins are a direct link to the ancestors. During ceremonies, people will tie a long necklace interwoven with relics (including these coins), around their necks, so they can better communicate with their spirits.
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