Whip - 2014.59.29_4

2014.59.29_4

Whip

Maker: Unidentified Maker
Medium:Leather, tendon
Geography: Ghana
Date: 2013
Dimensions:
78 x 3 cm
Object number: 2014.59.29
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Department of Museum Volunteers Acquisition and Research Fund
Not on view
Description

Three-tailed whip with leather handle and braided wrist wrap. This type of whip is a symbol of leadership in Asafo Companies and is worn during official occasions by generals and captains (safohens), both men and women, usually strung around the wrist. Whips are commissioned by local leather-workers and are often undecorated.


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