Snuff Container - Dinka People, South Sudan
Snuff Container - Dinka People, South Sudan
Snuff Container - Dinka People, South Sudan 1
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Snuff Container - Dinka People, South Sudan

$95.00 Reg. Price $125.00   You Save $30.00
Horn, wood and leather.
Snuff containers & pipes 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. Snuff containers are still used by diviners, as tobacco is a tool for communicating with the ancestors. It is used in divination to put the diviner in contact with the spirits.

Height: 4" x Length: 6" with a 1 1/4" leather strap.

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