3004 – Twine tassle or brush with wooden handle

Physical description:
An African (Ghanaian?) twine brush with handle
Size:
Handle: 16 cm, twine: 46 cm
Information:
A flyswitch - used for brushing away evil energies. These items were found in a box of uncatalogued items with two labels in Williamson's hand: 'Witch-doctor. Mau-Mau. Sundry Items.' The other label reads: 'Witch-Doctor. Mau-Mau Relics'. The twine brush and handle were separated, but analysis of the handle top revealed strands of severed twine.
Resource:
Object
Materials:
Twine, wood