Ritualist's stick, Kaguru people - Tanzania
18.5"/47cm tall
wood, glass beads

I especially love the abstract nature of the animal represented
on the top of the stick and the well worn patina. It's been a
favorite in my collection of staffs for many years.


"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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