Tribal Group: YORUBA.
Shango Wand

Shango is considered by believers as the most powerful god in the religion named for him. He is manifested in fearsome thunder-storms, often resulting in stones appearing on the ground after the rain has ceased. This phenomenon maybe simply the unearthing of large flat stones when the rain water washes away surface soil. Neverthless, adherents of Shango beliefs, attribute it to the force of Shango that creates thunder and lightning when Shango is offended. Shango wands (oshe Shango) are used in ceremonial dances and as shrine objects.

Like many objects associated with cults, the power is manifested only to believers. The objects themselves possess no known mystical power, good or evil, for non- believers.


Includes a lucite display stand

Maker and age uncertain

An uncharacteristically small wand, it may have been a personal object. Acquired in late 20th Century. One of many in the collection of this owner. During the period of ownership, much of the documentation as to provenance has been lost or misplaced. It is offered with a certificate of authenticity from Tribalworks.com.




Click to return to



Click to return to

Aboriginals: Art of the First PersonFort Myers, FL. 33908