Konda 'Fantasy' Blade, D.R. Congo (#PC28)
Title: Fantasy-shaped blade
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.