KA-CHING!

Forms of African Currency

May 9 - August 15

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"In age, variety and beauty, art from Africa is second to none.
Africa had traditions of abstract art, performance art, installation art and
conceptual art centuries before the West ever dreamed up the names."

---Holland Cotter, The New York Times....

 

Below are some installation photos followed by links to the individual pieces and groups.

 




AUTHENTIC OBJECTS:

Showing signs of tribal use and age

KING
Manillas

QUEEN
Manillas

CONGO
Crescent Currency

 

KIRDI
Scythe Currency


BAFIA
Currency

NGOMBE
Swords

MUMUYE
"Tajere" Display

BAMILEKE
Gongs


JONGA
Gongs

CHAMBA
Gongs

FULANI
Coin Belts

YORUBA
MoneyBelt 11


KAPSIKE
Wands

POTO
Knives

BORNU
Bracelets

YORUBA
Rattle Anklets




BIU
Bracelet Currency

KUBA
Bracelet 1

ASANTE
Goldweights


MUMUYE
Bar Currency 10

UGANDA
Hoe Currency

SONGO
Dowel Currency

SENUFO
Anklet Currency


KWELE
Currency
Catalog

 

MFUNTE
Currency
Catalog

 

BUJI
Currency
Catalog

NIGERIA
Hoe
Currency

BANGALA
Currency
Catalog

 

IDOMA
Currency
Catalog

MAMBILA
"Bat"
Currency
 

MAMBILA
Currency
Catalog

CHAMBA
Gong Set
Currency 

MANGBETU
Knife
Currency

MUMUYE
"Tajere"
Currency

 TUAREG
Bracelet
Currency

KISSI
Penny Display
Catalog

IGBO
Coiled
Currency

EKONDA
Anklet
Currency

 

YORUBA
Bar Currency

AFO
Currency

MATAKAM
Sickle

YORUBA
Money Belts

 

 YORUBA
Currency Objects

LOBALA
Swords

 

YORUBA
Money Trees


TOMA
Currency

NO. NIGERIAN
Currency

NO. NIGERIAN
Dubil Currency

  

BABUNDA
Raffia Currency

KATANGA
Cross 42

 

KISSI
Currency Bundles

NKUTSU
Knife Currency

HAUSA
Currency

MANILLA
Currency

Nigerian
Hoe Currency

YORUBA
Gong Currency




PURR-PURR
Currency

KUSU
"Boloko" Currency

NGOMBE
Bar Currency



NKUTSU
Spearpoint Currency


HAUSA
Hoe Currency

  TOPOKE
"Liganda" Currency

FULANI
Post Currency

TUAREG
Hoe Currency


TRADITIONAL FORMS:

Objects made for the art market

KOTA
Currency

KUBA
Knife Currency

GAN
Snake Currency
 

 

KIRDI
Currency 4


BAMILEKE
Gongs

LOBI
Snake Currency 2

BENIN
Currency



VARIOUS
Throwing Knives



CURRENCY ARCHIVES:

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


 

KATANGA
Crosses
ALL SOLD

KUBA Bar
Currency
ALL SOLD

 CHAMBA
Currency
ALL SOLD



GURUNSI
Currency
ALL SOLD


CURIOSITIES

"IDOMA CHAIR"

"HOE GARDEN"


SOMETHING ELSE

                      


Bobbi Hamill Chandeliers 1, 4, 3




Bobbi Hamill Chandelier  2


Bobbi Hamill Reliquary



Bobbi Hamill, Linda's Garden


Photographs © Hamill Gallery


GO TO AFRICAN CURRENCIES ARCHIVES PAGE (ALL SOLD)

GO TO AFRICAN CURRENCY EXHIBITION PAGE

GO TO GEOMETRIES EXHIBITION PAGE

GO TO AFRICAN METALWORK PAGE

GO TO AFRICAN METALWORKS EXHIBITION PAGE

GO TO AFRICAN METALWORKS 2 EXHIBITION PAGE

GO TO AFRICAN ARTIFACTS PAGE

GO TO NEW ADDITIONS PAGE

 

 Index by
TRIBE
 Index by
OBJECT

 

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