Africa | Divination object from the Bambara or Dogon people of Mali | Multitude of sticks held together with leather, with various objects such as bones, cowrie shells, seeds, hair, fur and other objects hanging from the ends
Africa | Hunter's shirt. Possibly Mossi peoples. Burkina Faso | Mid 20th century | Cotton, leather, animal horns, iron bell | The wrapped packets are of leather, suggesting the shirt came from the cultivated world of a village. They often contain folded paper inscribed with passages from the Qur'an, Islam's sacred book, to invoke the power of the Word for protection.