From the collection of: Chris Topping


19th or early 20th century - Hausa.


A nice example of a Hausa with native blade and metal hilt assembly.

The blade is of typical native quality with a single fuller. Good flex and quite sharp. The hilt is of the so called southern style and made from iron sheet embossed with decorative patterns. Quite solid and well balanced.

This style of takouba is not as common as the newer Tuareg examples due to the fact that the Hausa more or less seemed to have ceased making them in the first quarter of the 20th century.


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