Snuff Container - Kamba People - Kenya (5422) Sold

Snuff Container - Kamba People - Kenya (5422) Sold

Snuff containers & pipes, made of many different materials & forms, are objects of great elaboration & ornamentation. Tobacco was smoked, snuffed, & chewed. The tobacco snuff was often mixed with ashes of other plants, minerals, & animal fats. This intense mixture was taken rapidly to induce intoxication. While it may be a personal pastime for some, tobacco in Africa is widely associated with public ceremonies, social etiquette, & the recognition of rank differences. For example, it may be used in greeting or as part of wedding ceremonies. 3.25"H x 2" Diameter NOTE: Measurements are when piece is standing upright and do not include chain.
Snuff containers & pipes, made of many different materials & forms, are objects of great elaboration & ornamentation. Tobacco was smoked, snuffed, & chewed. The tobacco snuff was often mixed with ashes of other plants, minerals, & animal fats. This intense mixture was taken rapidly to induce intoxication. While it may be a personal pastime for some, tobacco in Africa is widely associated with public ceremonies, social etiquette, & the recognition of rank differences. For example, it may be used in greeting or as part of wedding ceremonies. 3.25"H x 2" Diameter NOTE: Measurements are when piece is standing upright and do not include chain.
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