Headrests and Furniture

Containers and Household Objects

Musical Instruments and Games

Devotional Objects

Textiles and Adornment
  - Textiles
  - Adornment

Metalwork and Weapons

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Some textiles, like the Dida and Shoowa, were not worn, but were signs of wealth and status, and were also used as currency. Larger textiles were decorated with intricate patterns and wrapped around the body several times and worn as skirts.

Beads, ivory, leather, metals, shells, seed pods, feathers, and plant fiber are just some of the materials used throughout Africa to make jewelry or some other form of body ornament, and as decoration for garments, signyfying wealth and clan status.