Anklets don't make one an 'ashawo': How to and not to rock them
According to fashion historians, women wore anklets as early as 6,000 B.C.-3100 B.C. These early people constructed anklets from precious stones and metals found in nature and wore them to denote status and social rank. Slaves wore leather anklets, while affluent brides and wives flaunted lavish anklets made of precious metals and gemstones. The different types of anklets are merely a preference for the wearer.