This is a Vintage Zaramo Metal Hoe that was used as currency from Niger. The unusual forms and sizes of Ethnographic currencies are so interesting and will be different from every tribe. Probably the most dramatic and certainly the most varied metal currency forms are objects believed to be derived from implements and weapons. Popularly known respectively as hoe money and throwing knives, these objects were fabricated from copper, bronze, brass and iron. Hoe money came in the shape of a heart, spade, paddle, teardrop, trowel, anchor or blade. In fact, the shapes began to overlap with the objects classified as knives or blades. Hoe money varied in value but was most often used as bride wealth. It was also frequently re-formed into other objects or implements as needed.
This hoe currency is very unusual and would make a great addition to your collection or home.
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Shows age and use, is rusted, but overall in good condition.
58 1/2" tall top to bottom
5 1/2" tall
1 1/4" bottom wide
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