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Arrow

Tri-pronged arrows are used for fishing. Fish (khelé) are traditionally shot with arrows and are caught using bait such as an ant’s nest resting on the surface of the...

Spear

A spear used in conflict. This would have been propelled in such a way that an angled attack against the body would cause serious injury. Injuries could become...

Ladle

The butt has ten heads carved on top of a series of panels leading to the main shaft. Its use is uncertain, but other examples of this type of object...

Spear

A 19th century spear that was once owned by an Nguni warrior from Southern Africa. Wire band decoration can be found on the wooden shaft....

Axe

Ceremonial version of a weapon used for defence and for hunting game. Fine copper alloy wire bands decorate the shaft. Since independence from British rule in the 1970s, the gano...

Adze

Adze consisting of wooden shaft with metal-encased butt and a decorated head....

Altar figure

Carved figure of Eshu, the Yoruba trickster deity. He is kneeling, holding a staff in the form of a flute, and wearing an elaborate female hairstyle. The word ‘idol’ is...

Woomera

A spear-thrower made of hardwood with a carved hooked end. The shaft is decorated on both sides with a wave pattern of three rows of dots, with semi-circles of...

Dance club

Kiakavo dance club with plaited binding around shaft. Kiakavo dance clubs are a variant of the curved and spurred clubs which are lighter and more decorative, used for meke ni wau...