Biting bags or power bags were worn around the neck by initiated men and held between the teeth during fights. This one is filled with feathers and may contain small stones or pieces of bone believed to give the combatant strength.

Physical Description

A biting bag. A looped bag filled with feathers tied at the top with vegetable fibre string. It is tightly looped and painted with natural pigments. The multistrand handle of vegetable fibre string is attached at the rim.

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