Idoma Iron Currency Cross


Product sku AFR611AB915A


Stunning original hand forged Idoma tribal iron currency cross from Nigeria. These beautiful symmetrical pieces have indentations from the tribal artisan iron workers to be used by the Idoma during ceremonies and negotiations for a bride. Iron could be converted into agricultural tools to honor the spirits of the harvest or into weapons thereby adding to its value. Not only did these objects serve as means of exchange and value, they also served as symbols of wealth and power. Mounted on black iron display stands. Each vary slightly in exact detail markings.

Length 15 in
Depth 4 in
Height 32 in

Quantity 1 in stock

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