MFUNTE CURRENCY - DRC (TWO ARE SOLD)
Origin: THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC)
Materials: Iron
Description:

Currency for trade and exchange among the Mfunte culture took the form of weaponry, particularly, beautifully forged iron spears and arrowheads. These would typically be used to mark big purchases such as land and cattle or as a 'bride price' during ceremonial unions. Mfunte currency is increasingly rare and the pieces available carry a wondrous patina that carries the stories of the hands it has passed through.

Description:

Currency for trade and exchange among the Mfunte culture took the form of weaponry, particularly, beautifully forged iron spears and arrowheads. These would typically be used to mark big purchases such as land and cattle or as a 'bride price' during ceremonial unions. Mfunte currency is increasingly rare and the pieces available carry a wondrous patina that carries the stories of the hands it has passed through.

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Dimensions:

26 W x 75 H cm

Depth of stand: 15 cm