Vintage Ethiopian Cowrie Shell, Leather and Basket Milk Jug
Vintage Ethiopian Cowrie Shell, Leather and Basket Milk Jug Vintage Ethiopian Cowrie Shell, Leather and Basket Milk Jug Vintage Ethiopian Cowrie Shell, Leather and Basket Milk Jug Vintage Ethiopian Cowrie Shell, Leather and Basket Milk Jug Vintage Ethiopian Cowrie Shell, Leather and Basket Milk Jug Vintage Ethiopian Cowrie Shell, Leather and Basket Milk Jug Vintage Ethiopian Cowrie Shell, Leather and Basket Milk Jug

Vintage Ethiopian Cowrie Shell, Leather and Basket Milk Jug

Ref: S-117-0037
Probably Borana People (Sidamo, Ethiopia, Africa)

The use of cowrie shells in particular show this was an important possession. Cowrie shells were used as currency in Africa throughout the pre-colonial period. Even in the 20th century they were considered valuable so this would indicate wealth and class status. 

c. 1970
W 15 D 15 H 21.5 in.
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