Nigerian Cowrie Shell Basket #2

Description

Antique woven basket covered with cowrie shells from the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria. It is known as a money basket, cowrie shells have been used as money. Handwoven natural fiber w/ cowrie shells and coins.

All baskets are about the same size –

Group shot in number order for size and detail comparison.

9.5″ w x 6.5″ h