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Horn Snuff Container

Hemba, Namibia

 Horn Snuff Container. Hemba Culture, Namibia

 

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. 

 

References

 

British Museum, ‘Smoking and Snorting Tobacco in South Africa’

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