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What's in Your Wallet? – African Iron Currencies

Friday, August 08, 2014

African currencies defy all western notions of money. They hold symbolic, prestigious and aesthetic values that paper currencies will never have. Crafted out of iron, they are shaped as weapons, tools, adornments or abstract figures and can range greatly in size. When arranged in unique ways, these ethnographic artworks can be transformed into contemporary installations rich with cultural history...

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Discover more information about the culture and history behind many of these beautiful select objects, artifacts, antiques and furnishings–click here

“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