Bag with objects for divination, containing 30 animal vertebrae, 2 pebbles, 1 hoof, two pieces of carved bone, one nut shell, Africa, 1880-1930
A woven string bag containing objects used for divination. The bag contains thirty-six objects including animal bones, pebbles, nut kernels and a hoof, each of which means something specific to a diviner. The objects are thrown onto a mat and the pattern can represent any one of hundreds of different causes of illness.
- Ethnography and Folk Medicine
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overall (bag, lying flat): 62 mm x 100 mm x 196 mm,
overall (draw cord): 140 mm
- divination set
- divination object
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