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