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FINE SMALL TRADITIONAL MEDICINE CONTAINER MID 20TH CENTURY

Kwere,Tanzania. H - 23CM. £870

Traditional Medicine Container. Kwere Culture, Tanzania

Finely carved in two sections with the upper section tightly fitting the body of the container. Both sections have been decorated with bands of fine zig-zag and circular decorations and are held together with a twisted fibre rope. The upper section to the container is surmounted with a well patinated finely carved female head with a parted sweeping coiffeur, a hair style represented in many Kwere artefacts.

The container was used to store traditional medicines, likely dried roots and other plant materials used by the traditional healer.

Estimated Period: Second Half of 20th Century

W: 6.5cm

H: 23cm

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