This is a small (around 7 cm.) version of the whoopin’ stick that Papa Legba (also known as Eshu, Exu, or Elegua) uses to keep us mortals in line. Wearing it or keeping this with you helps to remind you of what’s important in life, and to not get a big head when good things happen. It also helps to give you a nudge in the right direction when you need to make important decisions.
You can wear it at your neck or beltloop, or use it as a small ceremonial wand when you’re calling Papa Legba.