Snuff container, Maasai, Kenya.
Snuff containers were used by the Maasai elders of Kenya for carrying snuff. Such objects were made for personal use as a container to snuff tobacco or medicines to heal headaches from high blood pressure or head colds and many other diseases. Such a snuffbox would be worn suspended as a pendant around the neck of an adult male.
This is a fine old Maasai snuff container / bottle carved from a buffalo's horn with incised decorations, made for use, with colorful beaded decoration, fiber, leather and strung on a metal chain.
Length container itself (without chain) approx: 7 cm - 2.8 inch.
Price: € 275,- Special offer: € 175,-