Photographs © Tim Hamill
BAULE STYLE MOUSE ORACLE 2, 9.75", $500, Ivory Coast SOLD
Mouse oracles were used by Baule diviners to foretell and influence the future. Food and a careful arrangement of sticks were placed inside and covered . Overnight a mouse would enter through a hole in the base to get the food, disturbing the sticks. The diviner would return and "read" the interpretation of the rearranged sticks.
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