Talking about history and ancient cultures, Peru is another country that’s not only beautiful but is full of interesting stories and artifacts from the past. The OP was standing on a beach in Miraflores, Lima when they found this fascinating wooden object. They asked the internet what it was and here’s what they had to say.
Called a ceremonial chonta, this wooden staff is made from the chonta palm and is used in traditional healing ceremonies where it’s placed at the head of the altar. During these ceremonies, shamans sprinkle the chonta with scented flower water and believe it cuts away disease-causing energies.