Leadership Whip - ROM2016_15073_3

ROM2016_15073_3

Leadership Whip

Maker: Unidentified Maker
Medium:Leather and tendon
Geography: Unidentified Company, Ghana
Date: date unknown
Dimensions:
5.3 x 77 x 6.5 cm
Object number: 2012.65.55
Credit Line: Federico Carmignani Asafo Collection; This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view
Description

Two-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.

Collection:
Global Africa
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