Basket with Lion Teeth, Congo, Africa.

Lion's teeth were used as protective and powerful amulets and were worn only by men of high ranking status such as chiefs and diviners.

This is a nice basket from the Congo made of rattan and three large lion canine teeth pendants.

Condition: some loose rattan, wear and use.

Height 18,4 cm - 7,2.7 inches. The teeth are measuring 6,3 - 7,3 cm / 2.5 - 2.9 inches long.