ritual object; fetish object

Fetish object made of textile, shell, and leather. Two cylindrical fabric elements are tied together to create a long thin object. Both end of this are decorated with ‘tails’ of cowrie shells threaded onto leather strips. The There is a small round metal label from Umlauff Museum, Hamburg with lot number on.

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