Currency Object
Mambila/Kwadja Tribe, Cameroon
Forged iron

H: 27"
Inventory # 10356

As late as the 1950s, this iron currency form, shaped like a stretched animal hide, was being used in the British Cameroon, even in local markets. The Mambila, to whom it is usually ascribed, had in fact to trade for it from the Kwadja, a blacksmithing group.