Extremely rare relic of the slave trade. Used to beat the palms of the hands which are particularly sensitive. That fact led to the punishing of school children in this country, by smacking their opened palms with wood rulers. This example is 25” long made of hardwood with slotted egg shaped head which conforms to the shape of the hand and a decorative raised collar below. The slots added to the pain of the blow. Slightly flared butt. Used both in Africa and South America, this instrument was probably made in Africa and brought with the slaves. Well used with fine patina and minor checks and blemishes. Slavery in Brazil continued until 1888 and accounted for over a third of all transatlantic slavery in the 19th century. Ex: Christie’s London and a rare treasure from our own collection for over 30 years.

Stock Number: FNS7609


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