A Brazilian slave charm necklace or Penca de Balangandan Slave Figa Pendant. This charm collection includes fruit and a hand. The hand charm is a traditional African symbol of good luck. Stamped: Gerson Bahia 90. These type of charms were collected and traded by slaves in Colonial Brazil. At home the pencas charms were hung or displayed to drive away evil spirits.
20th century W 8 D 6 H 9.5 in.