Kota (Bakota) people are a Bantu ethnic group numbering about 75,000 who live in the northeastern region of Gabon and Congo and are primarily agricultural people who farm with slash and burn techniques and crop rotation.

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  • Antique Kota Manilla Currency/Slave Bracelet, West Africa (3166YLR) $115

    H: 2.875”  W: 3.25”  Thickness: 1.5” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This antique manilla is made by the Kota in the northeastern region of Gabon and Congo. A thin widecircular bracelet with an elaborate five-section design, each section has unique designs with long striations, grooved crosshatches, long triangles and angled designs. In very good condition with minor losses, pitting and scratches, its rough surface inside is consistent with its age and use and comes with a wood and metal stand.


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