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Snake Bundle Currency G

Regular price $200.00 $750.00 Sale

Mumuye Tribe, Niger
4"W X 4"D X 20.5"H

A rare and valuable form of currency used for important transactions. Single snakes were used commonly for everyday exchanges. This torch-like bundle of multiple snakes was much more valuable and reserved for larger trades. Snakes hold a prominent place in African beliefs and storytelling. Regarded as potent symbols of fertility and wisdom, snakes are central to African iconology.