dance baton

Carved wooden dance baton with a curved sub-triangular section. The central portion of the head steps in and has two pairs of flanges, which have been pierced to permit the attachment of a fibre component, now missing. The overall impression is to create the appearance of a stylized bird, which is decorated with painted designs down both sides.

Dance baton of wood. These batons are actually modelled on birds rather than canoes.

fighting

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