Corrobboree wand or "yai-iua"

Made:
1880-1920 in Australia

Corrobboree wand or "yai-iua", long roll made by strands and folds of dried grass and paper bark tightly bound together with hair string, coated with lime and surmounted by tuff of feathers, for healing backache, Kakadu tribe N. Australia, 1880-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A73305
Materials:
bark, card, display board, feathers, grass, lime and string, hair
type:
wand
taxonomy:
  • human remains
credit:
Wellcome Trust