20th Century Tribal Zulu Knobkerrie with Wirework

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Knobkerries were ubiquitously carried by North Nguni men as weapons and symbols of status. While typically designed as utilitarian objects, they were oftentimes crafted with a great aesthetic sensibility, and were sometimes treated with elaborate wirework in the manner of other South African utilitarian objects. Fusing traditional techniques with modern materials, this beautiful kerrie features an energetically patterned sheath of telephone wire.

Details

  • Period
    20th Century
  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    31 in. H x 2.5 in. W x 2.5 in. D
    79 cm H x 6 cm W x 6 cm D
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU104804006353
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