This is an Old Metal 1950's Snake Currency's used by the Lobi Tribal People of Burkina Faso. Throughout many African countries, snakes have historically posed a great threat to humans. Lurking in the bush or under fallen logs, slithering unseen through the long grass, snakes have provided startling, instantaneous, and in many cases fatal experiences. Yet, despite the dangers of living among these animals, many tribes in Burkina Faso have seen snakes as sacred. Killing or eating them was forbidden, while the shedding of their skin was a symbol of rebirth. The animals were more than a symbol; to some they were mediators between this world and the next. In particular, the Lobi and Gan people incorporated the snake motif into much of their brass and copper artworks, which served as decoration, protective amulets and adornment, shrine ornaments, and metal currencies. A fabulous collectors item to add to your home or to your collection.
Shows Age 1950's
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14 3/4 Inches Tall
6 3/4 Inches Wide Top
6 3/4 Inches Wide Bottom
1 Inch Wide Deep
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