Walking Staff, Burma

Monk with Walking Staff and Fan
Burma
Wood, pigment, gilding
19th/20th century
H: 43 in :: 109.2 cm

An array of walking staffs from Burma used by monks, shamans, and wanderers on the footpaths.
These uniquely personal sticks represented spiritual and animistic imagery. They provided protection as well as utilitarian comfort. Their carved handle tops were frequently painted and gilded. 

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