20th Century Tribal Armband Currency, Kenga Culture, Chad, Africa For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 7 images

20th Century Tribal Armband Currency, Kenga Culture, Chad, Africa


Offered by Callie Morgan Oakes 20th century armband currency, Kenga culture, Chad, Africa The artistry of this man's armband creates an elegant zoomorphic form reminiscent of buffalo horns. The level of detail in the casting reflects the importance it held as a currency. A man would proudly wear a pair to show his wealth. The Kenga are located in the Batha region in central Chad, near the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. This armband is from the Guera-Naba Sub group who live in the mountainous area known as Hadjeray which means "of the stones or mountains".   


  • Production time
    Available Now
  • In the Style Of
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    20th Century
  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    The currency has had the horns expertly reattached. Height on stand: 12.75"
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages.
  • Dimensions

    H 9.5 in. x W 6.5 in. x D 2.25 in.

    H 24.13 cm x W 16.51 cm x D 5.72 cm

  • Seller location
    San Franciso, CA
  • Seller reference number
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

4.9 / 5
Platinum Seller
1stdibs seller since 2015
Located in San Franciso, CA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Solid Copper Early 20th Century Tribal Mbole Cu...
Early 20th Century Congolese Tribal Tribal Art
Early 20th Century Tribal Iron Gong Currency, Y...
Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Tribal Art
Early 20th Century Tribal Iron Currency from th...
Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Mounted Objects
Wrought Iron
Late 19th-Early 20th Century Tribal Currency Bl...
Antique Late 19th Century Congolese Tribal Tribal Art
You May Also Like
20th Century African Currency from Nigeria
20th Century Nigerian Mounted Objects
African Bobo Tribe Large 67" Antelope Tribal Wo...
Mid-20th Century Burkinabe Tribal Animal Sculptures
Tribal Style Clay Bust Sculpture, 20th Century
Mid-20th Century Unknown Tribal Busts
Mid-20th Century African Tribal Stool
Mid-20th Century Ghanaian Mid-Century Modern Tribal Art
Currency Gongs Sculptures from Congo, Nkutshu C...
Antique 19th Century Congolese Folk Art Abstract Sculptures
20th Century Kamba Tribal Colonial Carving, Kenya
20th Century Kenyan Folk Art Tribal Art
20th Century African Heart Shaped Wooden Bellows
20th Century Malian Abstract Sculptures
Wood, Leather
20th Century Tribal Tuareg Tent Poles
20th Century Nigerien Tribal Tribal Art

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries