A Rare 19th C. Shona Bident

A Very Scarce 19th Century Shona Bident

Origin: Shona People (Zimbabwe, Mozambique)
Time Period: 19th Century
Provenance: UK Market
Materials: Wood, Forged Iron

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Shona Bident

Bident Description

This type is extremely difficult to find on the open market because of their utilitarian rather than ceremonial purposes. Bidents like this were used mainly for fishing.

Ceremonial Use.

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  • Heavily pitted blade
  • Slight cracks, holes and chips on wooden haft


Shona – Tsonga Style

British Museum

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