Katanga Cross (#1) - Luba, Kuba & Songye Peoples - D.R. Congo - SOLD

Katanga Cross (#1) - Luba, Kuba & Songye Peoples - D.R. Congo - SOLD

Copper was a choice metal due to its availability in the Katanga region. Katanga crosses have been used for centuries as a form of wealth used in trade and dowry payments. One cross = 5-6 chickens, 2 lengths of cloth, or 6 small axes. Four to six crosses = 1 goat. Fourteen crosses = bride dowry (the crosses had to be returned to the brideís family if the marriage failed). 6"H x 6"W
Copper was a choice metal due to its availability in the Katanga region. Katanga crosses have been used for centuries as a form of wealth used in trade and dowry payments. One cross = 5-6 chickens, 2 lengths of cloth, or 6 small axes. Four to six crosses = 1 goat. Fourteen crosses = bride dowry (the crosses had to be returned to the brideís family if the marriage failed). 6"H x 6"W
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