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Zanzibar craft work Wood Brass rack Unguja Pemba maps Spice Islands Tanzania
Zanzibar craft work Wood Brass rack Unguja Pemba maps Spice Islands Tanzania Zanzibar craft work Wood Brass rack Unguja Pemba maps Spice Islands Tanzania Zanzibar craft work Wood Brass rack Unguja Pemba maps Spice Islands Tanzania Zanzibar craft work Wood Brass rack Unguja Pemba maps Spice Islands Tanzania

Zanzibar craft work Wood Brass rack Unguja Pemba maps Spice Islands Tanzania


Unusual piece of craft work, a wooden rack from Zanzibar, part of Tanzania. Arched piece of wood. There are three thin brass shapes:
(a) Map of the island of Unguja
(b) Map of the island of Pemba
(c) "Label" saying ZANZIBAR ISLANDS."
There are three small hooks at the base of the rack.

These do not quite match each other, but I think the rack was probably made to be ornamental rather than useful.
Rack measures just over 9 inches tall and 6.5 inches wide (23 cm x 16 cm).
Weight 360g.

Condition
Good condition, but not pristine. No chips or cracks, but scuffs and marks from normal use.
The arched edge at the top is a little rough round the edges, as you can see - I think this is just the way it was made, not a sign of damage.





Our Price: £17.50







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