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Augmented Curiosities: Virtual Play in African Pasts and Futures

A virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experience in the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies

Nuna Smoking Pipe (1970s) - Tamale, Ghana

This smoking pipe was hand-carved from wood, wrapped in snakeskin and adorned with brass antelope and cattle heads.

craig stevens - NU Doctoral Student : Anthropology

Nuna Smoking Pipe: Literature

The Nuna/Nunuma are present in the Northern Province of Ghana and Burkina Faso. They speak a Niger-Congo language that is associated with the Gurunsi cultural and linguistic group. The Nuna are internationally renowned for their striking woodworking. In recent years, the craftsmanship and markets for Nuna products has undergone significant regression due to the influx of manufactured Western imports.