Cowrie shell bowl with lid

Regular price €249
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This handmade cowrie shell and leather basket shell was made by the Hausa from northern Nigeria.

Often times these bowls were used to store grain in the past. Cowrie shells have been used in past centuries as a means of payment and in a decorative way as a symbol of wealth.

Dimensions: diameter 27 cm, height 15 cm

Origin: Nigeria

Color: dark brown

Material: leather, cowrie shells

Nice to know: unique

It is an old product, so traces of use are not an expression of errors or defects, but intentional. They underline the original character of the product.

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