8 tusks and 6 small pieces of wood on knotted leat

Made:
1880-1920 in South Africa

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8 tusks and 6 small pieces of wood on knotted leather thong, used by medicine man, Kaffir tribe, South Africa, 1880-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A652450
Materials:
hide, snakeskin, tusks and wood
type:
medicine man equipment
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment