Woven Currency
Mbole people
D.R.Congo
First half 20th century
Woven raffia with supplementary patterning, natural dyes
29.5 x 8 inches with extended fringe  (75 x 20 cm)
From a Belgian colonial collection

These rare panels were used for exchange as a form of currency but they also held prestige value.

Price on Request

 

Andres Moraga
moraga@lmi.net
andresmoraga.com
510-717-9149

Andres Moraga :: Mbole Currency, D.R. Congo
Andres Moraga :: Mbole Currency, D.R. Congo