Shaman's Magic Staff
The staff is known as a tunggal panaluan.
It was used by the datu/ritual specialist to conjure spells, ward off evil and promote healing.
Traditionally the staff is made from a wood that symbolizes the tree of life and is carved with human figures. The figures could then be activated by a potion or "puk puk" made from ritually sacrificed victims. It is believed that this powerful substance could force the victim's spirit to do the datu's bidding.
Stylized carvings featuring a human riding atop a singa.
Another figure is clutching a lizard.
21" in length
You will receive the item in the photograph.
Handcrafted in Sumatra
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