New Podcast: The Art of Traditional African Currencies
We have a new podcast – on forms of traditional African currency.
These types of currency, generally made of cast iron or copper alloy, were used to buy land, brides, slaves, livestock and goods.
In this podcast, Michael Backman & Sarah Corbett discuss the forms, uses, and aesthetic value of these various currencies.
Copper ‘X’ Currency Crosses from the Luba & Yeke People, Katanga Province, Congo. These are available – see here.
A Massive Iron Currency Blade from the Nkutshu, Topoke & Songo Meno Peoples, Congo
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