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A small root of wood which has been notched to show it has evil power and is burned at one end. Part of a medicine man's equipment It is used to place a curse on one's enemies. End of stick is put in the fiber then touched to the tip of the tongue one utters curse pointing stick in the direction of the enemy's house.

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  • Title: Wood charm
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Wood charm
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Root
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Muti wa wachini
  • Community: Kamba
  • Collection Date: 1972-03
  • Collected By: Mutisya

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