Carved in the style of a traditional kashekesheke, and it has a repaired left shoulder.
A divination instrument would be used in informal divination ceremonies for the everyday person, usually performed in the streets or markets. The diviner and the client (who seeks communication and guidance with their spirits to remedy an ailment, either physical or emotional) each hold one ‘arm’ of the divination instrument.
The word ‘Kashekesheke’ references the ‘swishing’ sounds as the diviner and client move the instrument together. A literal translation of ‘Kashekesheke’ also means, ‘To Vomit the Truth.’ It also goes by the name of a Katatora.
Height: 7" x Width: 3 3/4" x Depth: 2 ¾