divination object

Diviner's equipment made from length of textile forming a rope with sections of plain textile interspersed with areas covered with cowrie shells, with cowrie shells threaded on plant fibre forming a cluster at one end.
label: pale blue with black type
label: round Umlauff Museum, Hamburg label with a metal rim

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