A rungu is a wooden throwing club or baton
bearing special symbolism and significance
in certain East African tribal cultures. It is
especially associated with Maasai warriors
who have traditionally used it in warfare
and for hunting.
A throwing club or baton is carried by
a Masaai male warrior (called a Moran). Traditionally,
the club was used for protection, hunting and herding
the cattle. The Rungu is an important emblem of warrior
status among the Masaai, and this one with a carved face and hairstyle is particularly beautiful.
Height: 26" x Width: 1 3/4" x Depth: 2 1/2"
Height on the 3 1/2 square base is 27 1/4"