Talking Sticks have been used in Circles for centuries within the indigenous cultures. The person holding the Talking Stick is the only person permitted to speak. He/She must speak honestly, openly & with integrity. All others must listen with an open heart. Once the person has said their peace, it is then passed on the next person. This stick was found on the beach. It was lightly sanded & then hand painted with indigenous designs in respect of it's ancestry. Hand cut recycled leather has been used to decorate the stick. The stick has also been coated in clear gloss lacquer to protect the paint. This stick is 46cm in length. It closely resembles a Kangaroo paw. When holding the stick it feels like you are holding a Kangaroo's paw. Very indigenous indeed.