Knife - Copper, Iron, Wood - Tetela- NO RESERVE PRICE - Kusu - Congo DRC

Description
Knife - Copper, Iron, Wood - Tetela- NO RESERVE PRICE - Kusu - Congo DRC
Late 19th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

A Tetela Kusu knife from the rain Forest.

Iron blade, wooden handle wrapped with artisan copper foil

The knifes from the Tetela area exist in several variations they all make a graceful impression.
The ones including the Kusu and Sungu are remarkable.

Provenance: Gaethan Schoonbroodt collection, Verviers..

bw image: Tetela warrior

H= 45 cm

Good metal oxidation, the weapon has never been cleaned and is in good condition.

Ex Belgian Congo before 1920

This object is registered and sent only within Europe.
No shipping outside Europe

Similar one in :
-Afrikanische Waffen- Fischer Zirngibl, 1978 page 124 nr 220

No Reserve Price

Lot details
Object
Knife
Indigenous object name
Tetela- NO RESERVE PRICE
Ethnic group/ culture
Kusu
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Copper, Iron, Wood
Period
Late 19th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
45×7×3 cm
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