Primitive snake currency Mumuye - SOLD OUT
Primitive currencies in African art
The coin-knives were used in transactions between individuals or tribes. They could also be used for individual purposes, to buy livestock, consumer goods or to serve as a dowry for a wedding.
These coins were sometimes ornamented and passed on in the lineage.
The bouquet of metal rods here illustrates the snake.
- Presumed dating
- 1st half XXth century
- Ethnic group
- Black iron
- Tribal art collection France