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Shona "Hakata" Divination Instruments, Zimbabwe #0326

Price: $485.00

Set of Four

Height: 4.5"
Includes custom-made stands
Base measures: 1.5" wide by 1.5"deep

Title: 'Hakata' or Divination Instruments
Material: Carved Wood
People: Shona
Country: Zimbabwe

The Hakata consists of a set of 4 wooden tablets inscribed with distinct design motifs on one side. Before each casting, the diviner enters an altered state or trance to direct specific questions to the hakata. Any pronouncements made while in this state were attributed to the spirits that came through the diviner. The tablets were cast and created a visual commentary arranged by spiritual forces, and were interpreted by the diviner in terms of the relevance to an individualís concerns - ranging from illness to personal misfortune.


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