Snuff taking was a social ritual widely enjoyed by both men and women in southern Africa. Snuff containers could come in many sizes and forms. They were often items of personal adornment decorating the body, hanging from the waist or arm, attached to cloaks or bags some even hanging from pierced earlobes.
This example was carved from one piece of wood and has 3 links joining the two bottles, with their original stoppers.
For a related example see: :https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/E_Af1935-1213-6