Cowrie Shell Basket
Cowrie Shell Basket
Cowrie Shell Basket
Cowrie Shell Basket

Cowrie Shell Basket "B" - Nigeria - Sold

H : 7" x DIAM : 5.6" The Hausa people of Northern Nigeria used baskets such as this for storing items. In Western Africa, shell money was usual legal tender up until the mid 19th century and has been added to the basket to enhance its prestige.
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