Slingshot - Baule People - Ivory Coast
Slingshots (called Potomo Waka)
or catapults are used amongst the
Baule people to hunt fruit bats
which are considered a delicacy.
Children use the slingshots to scare
birds away so they donít eat the
familyís ripening millet stalks. For
play, it is used to see who can hit
the farthest milk can. The bicycle
tube strap has been removed so
that the carverís artistry can be
8.25"H x 3.25"W x 1.25"D
NOTE: When displayed on the included custom made stand, this piece reaches a height of of 9".