Ritualist's stick, Kaguru people - Tanzania
18.5" tall
wood, glass beads

I especially love the abstract nature of the animal represented
on the top of the stick.


"Sticks, as they are called, are shorter than staffs and were
sometimes used by leaders as emblems of rank, but mainly by
ritualists to cast spells and cleanse people, houses, or ritual
enclosures." - Mwana Hiti by Marc L. Felix
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