The Katanga tribe from the Southeast Congo (formerly Zaire) made these cast copper crosses as a form of currency. For centuries these crosses served as indications of wealth and were used for dowry payments and trade as well as funerary rites. Once a single cross would buy around six chickens in the Congo, today they are collectable conversation pieces.
Antique Forged Copper
Steel Stand, No Finish
Stand heights made to order
Typical lead-time is 3 weeks. Rush lead-times are available with a 15% upcharge to the order. Custom stand heights are available upon request.