This herding sling is made of colorful braided Llama wool. Large tassel at one end
used to swing and persuade their herd. The center slotted pouch cradled the projectile
(smaller than a warriors sling). There are other slings used by the Incas. A Warriors
sling has a large center pouch without having a tassel. The ceremonial dance huaraca
is elaborate in its construction. Resembles this Shepherd sling but usually lacks
the pouch slit.
Andean highlands, Peru. Ca. 16th -17th century. Measures 60" / 152.4 cm in length.
Choice condition. Museum de-accession.