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Welcome to Burkina FassSSsso – Snake Form Currency

Friday, March 20, 2015

Among the Lobi and Gan people of Burkina Faso, snakes have long been venerated as protective entities and representations of divine powers. To honor the sacred animals, much of their metal currencies are shaped after serpents and are worn on the side of their legs or as armbands. The coiling, undulating figures remind us that fear and respect walk side-by-side...

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“Cultural objects tell stories; and in each story a simple message is found—all cultures are the same, we just express ourselves differentlyGLEN JOFFE, OWNER