Headrests and Furniture

Containers and Household Objects

Musical Instruments and Games

Devotional Objects

Textiles and Adornment

Metalwork and Weapons
  - Metalwork
  - Weapons

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Until recently, objects symbolizing wealth were used as currency in important transactions. Depending on the region, different materials and objects were used, and items such as anklets and weapons made from different metals mutated into currency.

A large number and variety of weapons have developed over time throughout Africa. They were made from various materials, and depending on time time and place, weapons were used in warfare, as symbols of power and identification of rank, and as currency.