© Tim Hamill
YORUBA, SHANGO DANCE WAND 3, 16", $250 , Nigeria
In special festivals and processions, followers of Shango, the Yoruba god of thunder, carry dance wands, oshe shango, depicting a female devotee with Shango's symbol, the double-headed axe. Shango is thought to control the great powers of nature as one of the orisha, or gods.
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