Botagas (Lithuanian: ‘whip’)
- Arvydas Karaška
Triple whip of Lithuania. Three strands of hemp or linen thread are fastened to a linen loop attached to a juniper handle. Twisted horsehair or tangled wire (papliauška) is fastened to the whip. A variant of the botagas, called butkudis, is made of osier twigs. The ...