Kikuyu Staff SB.1.114

Kikuyu Staff SB.1.114

 SB.1.114 
 Staff 
 Stick. Kikuyu. Kenya. No 109. XI.M.3. Original list: "Kikuyu. Staff. Wood. Witchdoctor" Carved stick, club-shaped. Dark patina. Upper part swollen, ringed and finely chiseled with geometric patterns. Sticks of this type were used by healers. They were affixed to the foreheads of patients suffering from headaches. See "Traditional method of treating headaches amongst the Kikuyu" (Lagat, Hudson. 2006: 51) 
 Category (s) Rod 
 Material Wood 
 Location (s) Kenya 
 Centimeter Size (s) 
 Length: 55 
 Width: 5 
 Height: 5 
 Other dim .: Original list: W: 5 H: 54 

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