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
In the Style Of
Tribal
Place of Origin
South Africa
Date of Manufacture
20th Century
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
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU104804006353
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