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SNUFF CONTAINER WITH LEATHER PURSE

Ethiopia. £220

Snuff Container. Unknown Culture, Ethiopia

In an wonderful act of creative recycling, this Ethiopian snuff container has been ingeniously crafted from a small white plastic bottle. The tapering neck of the bottle is sealed with a leather top, which, in turn, is attached to a strand that connects the vessel to a drawstring leather purse. The purse, which possibly served to store tobacco, is adorned at the top with a hand-stitched zip.

The taking of snuff was widespread throughout southern and eastern Africa, in which snuff containers were often treasured personal possessions.

H (Snuff Container): 8.5cm

W (Snuff Container): 5cm

H (Purse): 11cm

W (Purse): 5cm

Overall Length: 30.5cm

Reference

Royal Collection Trust, 'Snuff Box'

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