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Sword Ekonda of Konda, Congo
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African art > Used objects, pulleys, boxes, loom, awale > Ekonda Knife

Finely chiseled blade extended with a wooden handle wrapped in thin strips of metal.
The Mongo group living in northwestern Congo, is renowned for its costumes, weapons, and metal jewelry, not for its almost non-existent statuary. The Konda who used this type of short swords form one of the tribes of the group.
In Africa, before the colonial period, payments were never made in coins. Transactions were made using currants, pearls, cattle, kola nuts, but also metals, especially iron. These primitive coins were used in trade, social exchanges, for dowries in particular, but could also come from parade objects or jet weapons. In Sierra Leone, goods were valued against iron bars named barriferri . In 1556 in Djenné Jean-Léon the African observed that people used iron to pay for ...

Sickle Knife Byongi Ekonda, Konda
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Parade knife with a curved blade, engraved with diamonds and chiseled with hooked prominences, extended by a wooden handle.
The Mongo group living in northwestern Congo, is renowned for its costumes, weapons, and metal jewelry, not for its almost non-existent statuary. The Konda who used this type of prestige weapons in ceremonies form one of the tribes of the group.
In Africa, before the colonial period, payments were never made in coins. Transactions were made using currants, pearls, cattle, kola nuts, but also metals, especially iron. These primitive coins were used in trade, social exchanges, for dowries in particular, but could also come from parade objects or jet weapons. In Sierra Leone, goods were valued against iron bars named barriferri . In 1556 in Djenné Jean-Léon ...

Sword Ekonda, Konda of Congo
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African art > Used objects, pulleys, boxes, loom, awale > Ekonda Knife

Finely chiseled blade extended with a wooden handle surrounded by thin strips of metal.
The Mongo group living in northwestern Congo, is renowned for its costumes, weapons, and metal jewelry, not for its almost non-existent statuary. The Konda who used this type of short swords form one of the tribes of the group.
In Africa, before the colonial period, payments were never made in coins. Transactions were made using currants, pearls, cattle, kola nuts, but also metals, especially iron. These primitive coins were used in trade, social exchanges, for dowries in particular, but could also come from parade objects or jet weapons. In Sierra Leone, goods were valued against iron bars named barriferri . In 1556 in Djenné Jean-Léon the African observed that people used iron to pay for ...

Sword Ekonda, Konda, Congo
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African art > Used objects, pulleys, boxes, loom, awale > Ekonda Knife

Finely chiseled blade extended with a wooden handle surrounded by thin strips of metal.
The Mongo group living in northwestern Congo, is renowned for its costumes, weapons, and metal jewelry, not for its almost non-existent statuary. The Konda who used this type of short swords form one of the tribes of the group.
In Africa, before the colonial period, payments were never made in coins. Transactions were made using currants, pearls, cattle, kola nuts, but also metals, especially iron. These primitive coins were used in trade, social exchanges, for dowries in particular, but could also come from parade objects or jet weapons. In Sierra Leone, goods were valued against iron bars named barriferri . In 1556 in Djenné Jean-Léon the African observed that people used iron to pay for ...


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African art > Coins in bronze, black iron and other materials > Konda Sword

This blade is extended with a wooden pommel surrounded by a leather ribbon and then dyed black. The end of the blade flares. Oxidized metal, very beautiful patina of use.
The Mongo group living in northwestern Congo, is known for its costumes, weapons, and metal jewelry, not for its almost non-existent statuary. The Konda who used this type of short swords form one of the tribes of the group.
In Africa, before the colonial period, payments were never made in coins. Transactions were made using cauris, pearls, cattle, kola nuts, but also metals, including iron in particular. These primitive currencies were used in trade, social exchanges, for dowries in particular, but could also come from parade objects or throw weapons. In Sierra Leone, goods were valued against iron bars ...


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