Feathered wand

Made:
1890-1920 in Australia
maker:
Arunta people

Feathered wand, with stem band with human hair, used to represent human being in toternic ritual, coated with powdered lime, from Arunta tribe, central Australia, 1890-1920.

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Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A73301
Materials:
cane, feathers, emu feathers and hair, human
type:
human remains
taxonomy:
  • human remains
  • furnishing and equipment
  • weapons and ammunition
  • weapon
  • ceremonial weapon
  • ceremonial staff
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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