About this object

History of use

Held by men for ritual use and believed to have mystical power, bringing bearer fortune in exchange, health, fertility, productivity, etc. Ostensible function to be worn, kept wrapped up.

Cultural context


Physical description

Objects strung on a bark cord. Objects include six pieces of animal skin with fur (including one animal leg) each approximately 12 cm. long and one carving of a head. The back of the carving is flat and the top is perforated for string. The carving is made of wood and is rubbed with red ochre. Has a hooked nose, no apparent mouth, and is incised with straight, and curved lines.