Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Africa
  • staff, late 1800s–1930
  • Where object was made: Africa?
  • wood, horse hair, sinew?, pigment
  • Object Length/Width: 49 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width: 19 1/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Sister Mary Hubert, St. Mary's College
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0316

This wooden staff is inside a braid of black and white horse hair. Short fringes of white horse hair are tied at each end and mid-shaft with sinew (possibly) which has been colored orange.