A CHOKWE SNUFF CONTAINER
Provenance: Private collection Lissabon
Snuff, a preparation of powdered and processed tobacco, has been widely used in Africa since Europeans introduced tobacco in the 16th century. Offered to visitors or shared among friends, snuff is usually carried in a small container. This rare Chokwe Tobacco container is decorated with geometric patterns and comes together with a stand. Nice patina of use.
Chokwe, Angola, Africa
Wood, Leather and copper, 36 cm