A collection of very different arrows from the Torrichelli Mountains in the north-west of Papua New Guinea, in West Sepik Province.
The given dimensions refer to the longest arrow in the collection (with the bone point, left of the bow!). The arrow on the far left is made entirely of hardwood, which is extremely rare. This collection comes from the collection of H. Rüdt, famous among Stuttgart collectors. The 2nd arrow from the right has a spiked panicle, which was formerly used by the Abelam for the very painful initiation.
- Total nr of items
- Bow and arrow
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Anggubinek, Torrichelli Mountains, West Sepik
- Region/ country
- Papua New Guinea
- Bamboo, Hardwood, Palm wood (limbum)
- Mid 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 159×1.5×1.5 cm