divination bag; divination objects

Basket with lid and leather shoulder strap holding divination tools of a senior sangoma (healer). Basketry base covered with goat skin and monitor lizard (type of leguan). Attached to the leather shoulder strap made of a recycled and cut leather belt are two amulet rings of cow hide and raw goat hide. The divination kit comprises 18 objects in 9 pairs. The basic set comprises several pairs of goat bones, some with wire attached. The set further comprises two bones (possibly baboon).Additionally, two tortoise shell pieces of the front media ventril. A bone possibly of a lion, a large cowrie shell, a set of conus shells, a set of cow hoofs, a single worn bone possibly of a duiker, a set of olivine shells, a set of smaller cowrie shells, a set of welks, a set of seed pods, one of them with wire attached. In the divination kit was also found a stem of a fruit or vegetable.

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