This snuff container has been made from a hollow section of animal bone. A leather strap and rubber stopper are attached to the body of the container.
Estimated Period: Mid-20th Century
The taking of snuff was wide spread throughout southern Africa, and carefully carved snuff containers were often treasured personal possessions among both men and women. The act of taking and sharing snuff, a substance connected to the ancestral realm, unifies the social and the spiritual.
British Museum, ‘Smoking and Snorting Tobacco in South Africa’
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