Gayum tribe, Nigeria, Early 20th century
18"H X 6"W X 4"D
This simple yet striking design expresses perfectly the "perfect form" that is African tribal currency. This unusual iron knife blade was traditionally placed on the end of a long wooden spear, as an indication of the social rank of the owner. To our eye, it is a sculptural object of beauty that speaks of places we've been and places we hope to go.