Lot: 6292nd Tribal Art Auction
Rattle staff "ukhurhe"
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Alfred W. Angst, Aeugstertal-Zurich, Switzerland||H: 29.1 inch||
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wood, pigments, base The shafts of most rattle staffs are bamboo-like segmented, which goes back to the "ukurhe-okho" plant, from which ultimately derives the name of these staffs. The rattling sound of the staff and accompanying incantations are intended to attract the attention of ancestral spirits.