Carved Wooden

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 feature a crocodile singa, a human figure crouching below, four small crouching figures encircling the staff, followed by two lizards and a serpent entwined around the tip.

 

23" in length

 

You will receive the item in the photograph.

 

Handcrafted in Sumatra

 

Batak Shaman's Magic Staff

$119.00Price