Snuff container

Description
In East Africa, men and women carry snuff containers (Kamba - kiangi) which are sometimes accompanied by personal items such as grooming tweezers. The Portuguese were the first to import tobacco into Africa from Brazilian plantations in the 17th century. This resulted in the decreased use of Indian hemp (cannabis) which was originally imported from Asia in the late 1500s.

http://africanhistory.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190277734.001.0001/acrefore-9780190277734-e-44
Accession Loan No.
23/2011/15
Collection Class
Smoking and narcotics
Common Name
snuff container
Simple Name
container
Full Name
snuff bottle and tweezers (kiangi)
Dimensions
Whole length 105 mm; Whole width 65 mm
Cultural Group
Kamba
Production Year High
1973
Production Country
Kenya
Production Area Region
East Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
wood; horn; metal
Function Name
container

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