About this object

Tobacco currency bale made from strips of cured tobacco leaf interwoven with split cane to form a bottle-like shape. Tied around the tip with cane.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Smoking Narcotics
  • Culture
    Probably Bakongo; Vili
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Central Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Date made
    1883 before
  • Materials
    Tobacco
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of J. G. C. Harrison, 1883
  • Collector
    J G C Harrison
  • Place collected
    Africa: Central Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Date collected
    1883 before
  • Measurements
    213 mm x 80 mm x 80 mm
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: Native tobacco, tied up to carry conveniently whilst passing through the bush; from Sette Cama. Presented by J. G. C. Harrison.
  • Related people
    J G C Harrison (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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