This is a sophisticated example of a counterbalance from the Tuareg people of West Africa. Used to stop their indigo robes from flying up in the Saharan winds. This is a worthy example. The design is abstracted, and based on the Tuareg belief that symmetry is close to Godliness. The patina is modern. A fine example, in good condition, with a leather strap for attachment., Height approx 25 cm. This item is decorative. Does not stand unassisted. A stand is not included.