Buji Currency

Kissi People, Liberia


20"H x 2"W

19th Century


The Buji currency are reminiscent of the Kissi penny, being that they are an older relative of the more common currency.  These pieces were used for larger purchases by the Kissi people of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. By twisting them together, an even greater value could be created. At one time they were used as a brides price.

Each example is exceptionally beautiful with four large currency bound together. There is nice a balance to each piece with an eye not just to the value of the metal but also the artistry of the presentation. 

Mounted on museum quality stands.