Bow and arrow (9) - Bamboo, Hardwood, Palm wood (limbum) - Anggubinek, Torrichelli Mountains, West Sepik - Papua New Guinea

Description
Bow and arrow (9) - Bamboo, Hardwood, Palm wood (limbum) - Anggubinek, Torrichelli Mountains, West Sepik - Papua New Guinea
Mid 20th century - Good

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.

Lot details
Total nr of items
9
Object
Bow and arrow
Ethnic group/ culture
Anggubinek, Torrichelli Mountains, West Sepik
Region/ country
Papua New Guinea
Material
Bamboo, Hardwood, Palm wood (limbum)
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
159×1.5×1.5 cm
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