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www.africaandbeyond.com.  Bride Price Currency form the Dai People of the Spice Islands, Indonesia. In the Babar Archipelago, this piece is used by a husband to purchase a bride.  The husband follows the wife and dwells in her house, and the children belong to her family. If rich enough a man may have as many as seven wives.  6.5"H x 4.75" Diameter.

www.africaandbeyond.com. Bride Price Currency form the Dai People of the Spice Islands, Indonesia. In the Babar Archipelago, this piece is used by a husband to purchase a bride. The husband follows the wife and dwells in her house, and the children belong to her family. If rich enough a man may have as many as seven wives. 6.5"H x 4.75" Diameter.

This type of old (late 19th century) anklets was imported from Gujarat (India) to Indian communities of Oman and Zanzibar ... adopted by Omani women, these bracelets are made of two pieces closed by pins in silver ...

This type of old (late 19th century) anklets was imported from Gujarat (India) to Indian communities of Oman and Zanzibar ... adopted by Omani women, these bracelets are made of two pieces closed by pins in silver ...

www.africaandbeyond.com - Tutsi Archers Wrist Guard - Rwanda

www.africaandbeyond.com - Tutsi Archers Wrist Guard - Rwanda

www.africaandbeyond.com.  Ceremonial Bowl from the Manusian People of Papua New Guinea.  Carved from a single piece of wood, bowls like this were used to eat from and were often made to be given away by the bride's family as their part of the wedding payments during ceremonies. This bowl measures 20.75" in diameter and 6" deep. When displayed on the included, custom made stand, it reaches a height of 24."

www.africaandbeyond.com. Ceremonial Bowl from the Manusian People of Papua New Guinea. Carved from a single piece of wood, bowls like this were used to eat from and were often made to be given away by the bride's family as their part of the wedding payments during ceremonies. This bowl measures 20.75" in diameter and 6" deep. When displayed on the included, custom made stand, it reaches a height of 24."

Decorative Shield from D.R. Congo www.africaandbeyond.com

Decorative Shield from D.R. Congo www.africaandbeyond.com

www.africaandbeyond.com "Devoted to Each Other," by Nesbert Mukomberanwa. Shona Sculpture from Zimbabwe, carved from Springstone.

www.africaandbeyond.com "Devoted to Each Other," by Nesbert Mukomberanwa. Shona Sculpture from Zimbabwe, carved from Springstone.

Lozi Makenge Tree Root Basket - Zambia. 19.5" diameter.  Makenge tree roots were gathered from the Malenge bush, boiled until soft and then woven into coil or flat weave baskets. Traditionally, Zambian baskets were marriage gifts. To this day, households use the baskets for winnowing, transporting and storing grain.  www.africaandbeyond.com

Lozi Makenge Tree Root Basket - Zambia. 19.5" diameter. Makenge tree roots were gathered from the Malenge bush, boiled until soft and then woven into coil or flat weave baskets. Traditionally, Zambian baskets were marriage gifts. To this day, households use the baskets for winnowing, transporting and storing grain. www.africaandbeyond.com

Iron Hoe Curency - Angas & Afo people in Nigeria  Referred to as a ceremonial hoe, these were customary gifts to a bride’s father - 1 hoe and 2 goats for a wife. A symbol of wealth, this giant piece of currency was one of the heaviest means of exchange by an African blacksmith.  www.africaandbeyond.com

Iron Hoe Curency - Angas & Afo people in Nigeria Referred to as a ceremonial hoe, these were customary gifts to a bride’s father - 1 hoe and 2 goats for a wife. A symbol of wealth, this giant piece of currency was one of the heaviest means of exchange by an African blacksmith. www.africaandbeyond.com

www.africaandbeyond.com. Lozi Bowl - Zambia.  A magnificent wooden Lozi vessel with a duck for a handle. The Lozi live in and around the flood plane of the Zambezi River in the Western Province of Zambia. Among the best known utilitarian objects are the lidded bowls which were made to serve and keep the meat and vegetables warm.  13" length x 9.5" width x 6.5" height.

www.africaandbeyond.com. Lozi Bowl - Zambia. A magnificent wooden Lozi vessel with a duck for a handle. The Lozi live in and around the flood plane of the Zambezi River in the Western Province of Zambia. Among the best known utilitarian objects are the lidded bowls which were made to serve and keep the meat and vegetables warm. 13" length x 9.5" width x 6.5" height.

www.africaandbeyond.com. Currency Piece - King Manilla from Nigeria.  The big Manilla, called King by European merchants, were used both as currency and as bracelets. One King manilla is worth approximately 800 small manillas.

www.africaandbeyond.com. Currency Piece - King Manilla from Nigeria. The big Manilla, called King by European merchants, were used both as currency and as bracelets. One King manilla is worth approximately 800 small manillas.

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