Three-tailed sjambok

Despite its outer appearance, this whip is in fact a sjambok. It is made from a single rod of hippo hide, split into three about half the length. So, the three tails are not bound to the handle but are part of it, with the turkĀ“s head being just decorational. The handle was finished with Snakeskin and some goatskin applications. Vintage item, no souvenir. Too large for being a riding whip, this might have belonged to a slave trader (not sure).


Origin: --
Category: Sjamboks
Purpose: Punishment/flagellation
Added on: 2003-05-05