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Kuba Divination Rubbing Oracle - D.R. Congo

Price: $1,200.00





TITLE: Divination rubbing oracle
MATERIAL: Wood, beads and jute
PEOPLE: Kuba
COUNTRY: D.R. Congo
DESCRIPTION:
This divination object is called itwoom or "rubbing oracle" by the Bushoong, the royal members of the Kuba people.
The diviner interrogates the oracle while rubbing a small wooden peg along is back.
The answer is affirmative when the peg sticks to the oracle.
The oracle is consulted to diagnose illness as well as to single out criminals.
It is thought to be especially effective at identifying thieves.
14.75" in length x 2.5" in height x 1.25" in depth.

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