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Slingshot - Lobi People - Burkina Faso

Price: $195.00


 


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 enjoyed.

6.75"H x 3"W x 1.25"D

NOTE: When displayed on the included custom made stand, this piece reaches a height of of 7.75".

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