A Well Patinated Carved Elongated Wood Zulu Man's Snuff Container

A Well Patinated Carved Elongated Wood Zulu Man's Snuff Container

1800 to 1900 Kwa Zulu Natal , South Africa

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A Well Patinated Carved Elongated Wood Zulu Man’s Snuff Container . Kwa Zulu Natal , South Africa
19 th Century
Close grained wood was selected for the making of these elongated snuff containers . Made of a male material , the long phallic form was thought best suited to a snuff for use by a man . Men were responsible for making objects in the long lasting materials of wood , horn and metal whilst the more fragile ones of clay , grass and gourds were the domain of women .
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Height 7.50 cm (2.95 inches)
Medium
Wood
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