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Vintage Cowrie Shell Basket with Leather

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  • Vintage Handmade Cowrie Basket
  • Beautifully crafted 
  • Origin: Northern Nigeria
  • Approximately; 5 inches height by 7 inches wide
Item will be shipped in 3-5 business days


This handmade cowrie shell basket is a rare African find made by the Hausa people of Northern Nigeria. Cowrie shells were used as a form of currency in past centuries & in a decorative way, it symbolises wealth and status. The baskets were used to transport essential food items and materials. It has a leather taped edge on the inside and can be used as a decorative accessory, collectible, or keep sake.

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