Turkana Ivory Snuff Pot (CMI 031)

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The Turkana tribe is a nomadic pastoralist people that inhabit the Turkana district in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province.  This is a Old Carved wooden  Container that was used by the Turkana elders of Kenya for carrying snuff. Such objects were made for personal use as a container to snuff tobacco or medicines to heal headaches from high blood pressure or head colds and many other diseases. A Snuffbox can be made out of a combination of various materials: wood,ivory, leather, and beads. This tube is made out of ivory, It is a unique part of the male culture of the Turkana and shows use and age.

Material:Ivory,fibre,leather lid

Age:approximately 55-70 yrs



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Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 11.5 cm


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