Tribal African Shona or Karanga Chip-Carved Wooden Snuff Bottle, Mozambique

Tribal African Shona or Karanga Chip-Carved Wooden Snuff Bottle, Mozambique
Tribal African Shona or Karanga Chip-Carved Wooden Snuff Bottle, Mozambique
Tribal African Shona or Karanga Chip-Carved Wooden Snuff Bottle, Mozambique
Tribal African Shona or Karanga Chip-Carved Wooden Snuff Bottle, Mozambique
Tribal African Shona or Karanga Chip-Carved Wooden Snuff Bottle, Mozambique
Tribal African Shona or Karanga Chip-Carved Wooden Snuff Bottle, Mozambique
Tribal African Shona or Karanga Chip-Carved Wooden Snuff Bottle, Mozambique

Tribal African Shona or Karanga Chip-Carved Wooden Snuff Bottle, Mozambique
Chip-Carved Wooden Snuff Bottle. Shona or Karanga People, Mozambique & Zimbabwe. This fine, elongated snuff bottle carved from a single piece of dark wood and has a handle to one side. It has been decorated all over with deeply cut lines and ridges. It is from the Shona or Karanga people of Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Typically, such vessels are incorrectly identified as coming from the Zulu people. At almost 20 centimetres in length, this example is relatively large, suggesting a 19th century dating. This is consistent with the provenance of the item it was acquired in the UK and is likely to have been in the UK since colonial times. Later examples and particularly examples carved for the souvenir market tend to be much smaller. Related examples are illustrated in Ginzberg 2000, p. 115, Klopper et al 2007, p. 101 and Petridis 2011, p. Smoking tobacco and taking snuff have been common practice among many of the indigenous peoples of southern Africa. Snuff bottles are personal, portable objects. The form of the type of snuff bottle here is most probably based on a seed pod. The bottle has a fine patina and clear age. It is free of damage or cracks. The item “Tribal African Shona or Karanga Chip-Carved Wooden Snuff Bottle, Mozambique” is in sale since Thursday, March 5, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Ethnographic Antiques\African”. The seller is “migchin” and is located in London. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.
  • Primary Material: Wood
  • Product: Carved Figures
  • Region of Origin: African

Tribal African Shona or Karanga Chip-Carved Wooden Snuff Bottle, Mozambique