Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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ruungu (club)
  • Maiko
  • ruungu (club), late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
  • wood
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 54 x 6 x 8.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 21 1/4 x 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Karen Sueetta Joyce
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3270
Label Text

The wooden club has a mostly straight shaft and a ball at one end formed from a knot in the wood. It is yellow-orange wood.

This was commonly used as the main source of protection.