Masai living mainly in Kenya and Tanzania are nomadic herdsmen. For the Masai, wealth is attributed to the number of animals in ones herd. The cattle are considered as a gift from the gods. Masai have a culture based on age classes. Every seven years they move from one age class to another and finally as elders they hold considerable authority in the tribe. The Masai do not craft masks for rituals but they manufacture objects according to their needs like headrests, walking canes. This walking cane represents a Masai tribesman playing the Djembe drum. The shaft of the stick is spiraled with carved patterns that manifest the giraffe skin. It is then refined to a smooth finish.
Canes are commonly used by the elders of the Masais.
Height : 36″ (91.4cm)