Used by various peoples such as the Turumbu/Liganda, Topoke, Mbole & Lokele.
The Liganda were made until about 1920, its use
virtally stopped after the introduction of European
goods. They were made in the shape of a spear
point. The larger pieces were called Doa (for big one).
30 Doa = 1 slave
40-60 Doa = 1 bride
20 Doa = canoe
Ex James Schmidt Collection, who was himself a master blacksmith, who appreciated the artistry of African iron works such as this.
58"H x 9"W