Bag with objects for divination, Africa, 1880-1930

Bag with objects for divination, Africa, 1880-1930.
A woven string bag containing objects used for divination. The bag contains thirty-six objects including animal bones, pebbles, nut kernels and a hoof, each of which means something specific to a diviner. The objects are thrown onto a mat and the pattern can represent any one of hundreds of different causes of illness.
 
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
Year made :
1880-1930
Inventory number :
A164229