Dance Wand Item Number: 3260/106 a-b from the MOA: University of British Columbia

Description

Wooden dance wand, cut into two pieces (parts a-b). At the bottom is a short, unpainted handle, otherwise the entire length is covered in carved figures depicting animals. Many abalone inlays have been used for eyes, and as decorative details on areas such as wings and fins. The figures are painted in red, black and light blue. The back is partially rounded/hollowed out. The two pieces have been attached by a long wooden peg, through a hole in each piece. (The peg now sits in the upper hole, visible at the back.)