HAUSA (and JARAWA) HOE CURRENCY, Nigeria

The pieces below have been vetted as authentic.


 

HAUSA 1
48.75" high
$500

HAUSA 3
46.5" high
$500

HAUSA 5
40" high
$400


The Hausa hoe currencies below have been sold and are left here for educational and research purposes.

HAUSA 4
40.5" high
SOLD*

HAUSA 2
49.75" high
SOLD*


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

HAUSA (and JARAWA), HOE CURRENCY, Nigeria.

These iron forms were recognized and used as currency. They were used in wedding ceremonies and for dowry payments.

Thanks to Ethan Rider for his help and expertise.

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