Konda 'Fantasy' Blade currency, D.R. Congo (#PC28)

Konda 'Fantasy' Blade currency, D.R. Congo (#PC28)

$595.00
Title: Fantasy-shaped blade
Material: Iron
People: Konda
Country: D.R. Congo

Description: The imagination of the African smiths is beyond limits. Among the most unusual currencies are the blades of the Konda who live in Central Congo. The fantasy- shaped blades are derived from the knives used by the Konda and are now used in parades or initiation rituals.

Dimensions: 19.25" high by 5.25" wide Includes custom-made stand.

Provenance: Ex-Private Collection. Collected about 50 years ago by a Belgian living in the D.R. Congo.

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