Vintage Turkoman Buzkashi Whip

This whip has a solid wooden handle or stock.
This has bands of silver and wire decoration.

There is a metal loop at the top of the whip which holds a narrow leather wrist strap

The handle is bound by rawhide onto a leaf shaped leather tongue.
This connects to a short flexible tail covered in braided rawhide over a leather core.
The end of this thong has decorative braiding and silver wire bands.

Such whips are traditionally carried in Central Asia & used when playing the traditional sport of Buzkashi (which Emma Levine memorably described as "A Game of Polo with a Headless Goat" in the book of the same name )

Dimensions : Stock Length 15½" (39.5cm), thong 15½" (39.5cm)
Weight 368g (13oz)

Ref : whip1289

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