"Hakata" Divination Instruments - Shona People, Zimbabwe - Sold

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 individual's concerns - ranging from illness to personal misfortune.

Dimensions: Height: 5 1/2" x Width (each) x Depth:5/8"

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