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Sling used in unrest in Kenya
Aug 9th, 2020 at 1:07am
 
I think from 2012, war btw Masai and Kalenjin, fought with bows and arrows, and the occasional sling

http://content.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1722198_1548120,00.html

(good long sling, but I think the man released too early. No indication of style)
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Re: Sling used in unrest in Kenya
Reply #1 - Aug 15th, 2020 at 12:33pm
 
Interesting. We knew about it's use in Ethiopia, make sense they have it in Kenya too. Thanks for the link.
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Reply #2 - Aug 15th, 2020 at 2:24pm
 
I would love to know more about the slings use in Africa. From my limited knowledge, there are a lot of herding cultures that a sling would be useful for. It was really interesting to see African slings in the Pitt Rivers Museum but there was almost no information on them. Really interesting designs and some were very elaborate.
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Reply #3 - Aug 15th, 2020 at 3:18pm
 
Kick,

Here is a thread i inquired about back in 2016, on traditional african sling..i did try to replicate it, it didnt turn out very well.



http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1458742090
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Reply #4 - Aug 15th, 2020 at 3:56pm
 
That's awesome thanks! This website was pretty interesting:

https://anthro.amnh.org/africa
(you have to search for "sling")

Interesting pouch styles.
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