This small whip probably dates from the late 19th or early 20th Century.
It was bought together with a Somali shield.
It is made from rolled pale hide and tapers to a point
It is bent over, its end has been wrapped around its shaft and tacked in position.
It has been in this position for a long time and will probably not straighten although there is some flexibility in the whole whip. Please note the size of this whip - it is smaller and lighter than a sjambok or litupa
Dimensions : Folded Length 26½" (67cm)
Weight 46g (1¾oz)
Ref : whip1180
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