Bukoja (Konjo) people, Ruwenzori Mountains, Uganda
19th to very early 20th Century
This beautiful knife is a rare model originating from the Konjo people living high up in the Ruwenzori Mountains of Uganda.
This example is particular for the beautiful decoration of the scabbard, probably representing the surrounding mountains, as well as the old inscription at the back reading "Bukonja's knife, Mountains of the moon, UGANDA [name Jack] 1927". Mountains of the moon are mythical for being the long-searched sources of the Nile.
The knife come from a British private collection, is in good condition (small chip at the back of the tip) and sits on a custom "old gold" base by Romain Laforêt.
H: 31,5 cm (12 1/2 inches)
Price : 1300 Euros enquiry