An Old Zulu Club, Sagila - Carried By Men To Protect Themselves
An Old Zulu Club, Sagila - Carried By Men To Protect Themselves

An Old Zulu Club, Sagila - Carried By Men To Protect Themselves

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The sagila was an every-day club carried by men to protect themselves as they went about their lives in a landscape fraught with danger and potential enemies - it was roughly cut from a piece of wood with a large ball at one end, but was not as highly finished as the iwisa. This example has a substantial ball at the end; although the sagila is still carried in rural Zululand today, it has a smooth finish and nice patina indicative of age. The end of the handle has been neatly incised to provide grip.