Peruvian Wood... Drumstick?

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Peruvian Wood... Drumstick?

Post by Dannd on October 28th 2013, 5:30 pm

Whether it's porcelain or woodenware I always seem to find pieces that leave me grasping at straws! I received this from a woman who said it came from Peru with her mother but she knew nothing about it or its function I thought it was interesting so I took it. Unfortunately, I have yet to figure out anything about it and all my guess' lead no where. My ideas go so far as to think its a drum stick or possibly some weaving tool. It has carved rings around it as well which I'm not sure if they are decorative or functional. Its not heavy/large enough to be a weapon. I was hoping someone could maybe throw a few more keywords out there for me or if they have by chance seen this type of piece before! Thank you!

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Post by NaomiM on October 28th 2013, 5:38 pm

How long is it?
Looks as though it's been scorched in a fire, which is a native American indian technique for hardening wooden objects. The pattens round the head look similar to patterns in indian woven baskets. Possibly peruvian, but also possibly North American indian down to Mexico region.

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Post by Dannd on October 28th 2013, 6:14 pm

Its 12.25" L (31cm). Its definitely been scorched slightly. I almost want to think it has something to do with textile manufacturing due to the groove on the top ball as well as the carved loose wood rings. The end forms a closed hand with a small hole in it (for hanging up I assume?).
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