A Fine Pair of Tsonga , South Africa , carved wood snuff container

A Fine Pair of Tsonga , South Africa , carved wood snuff container

1800 to 1900 South Africa

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A Fine Pair of Tsonga , South Africa , carved wood snuff containers of a bulbous fruit shape joined by a carved linked chain
19 th Century

Size : 32 cm long – 12½ ins long
These snuff containers with their carefully carved chains are sometimes found attached to the ends of elaborate headrests . They are typical of the quality of the craftsmanship produced by the Tsonga people of the north eastern Transvaal and Mozambique .
Dimensions
Height 32.00 cm (12.60 inches)
Medium
carved wood and pigments
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