Lobi Divination Staff, Burkina Faso, West Africa
Includes custom-made stand.
Height on Stand: 47.5"
Base Dimensions: 4" x 4"
Hook-shaped staffs such as this one
are used by diviners among the Lobi,
Bwa, Bobo, and Nunuma. The hook
has been carved in the shape of a
hornbill, a bird of great mythical