This carved face makes me a little uneasy. Perhaps I’ve simply read a few too many stories of the occult or supernatural and have more than a passing belief in animism and traveling spirits, but the glittering eyes and all those teeth really do me in.
It’s just the hand-carved head of a walking stick, and the artist may have intended something vaguely threatening in the image he carved.
It could also be that the spirit of a long-dead being who died millennia ago on the spot where the stick was carved found the portal to take revenge on the world that discarded him.
Time to start writing stories.