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Wood ("wadimacho") "yadivaro", a fork shaped ritual implement with a handle bound in split cane, stained black and iterwoven with unstained material into geometric designs.
Length: 36.30 centimetres
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- Register 1973:
Wood. Fork shaped implement with a handle bound in split cane stained black and iterwoven with unstained material into geometric designs.
Venezuela, Indian. Canaracuni River. Said to have been used for ritual killings in past times. Yequana "YADIVARO", made only from "WADIMACHO" wood. Used in past times for the ritualised murder of the offspring of a mythological jaguar and human [i.e. Yequana] woman, born from a scratch on her body.
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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