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threshing stick
  • Karamojong peoples
  • threshing stick, late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Uganda
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 50 x 7 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 19 5/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Sandra Gray
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0826

This roughly carved paddle-like stick is used for threshing sorghum. The top is flat, the bottom is convex, and there is a small lip on the handle.