In the old days when a council was held, whoever held the talking stick had the floor, and everyone else was forbidden to speak until the talker passed the stick, signaling he was finished with what he had to say. This prevented interuptions in his train of thought, or heated discussion and angry outbursts before all viewpoints of those present had been presented.
It was customary for the next speaker to receive the talking stick to first pause and collect his thoughts about what he wanted to convey, before taking his turn talking while holding the talking stick.
Talking sticks are still a valuable tool today for teachers and marriage councilors to help teach their pupils to learn to listen without interupting before speaking.
This talking stick is wrapped in genuine turquoise suede leather. It is approximately 12" long by 3/4" in diameter, and is decorated with rabbit fur, glass crow beads and small feathers. Fur, bead and feather colors will vary. If you have a preference for light or dark fur, leave a comment on your checkout form.
Hand crafted in the USA.
Not produced by or the product of a particular indian or indian tribe.