DESCRIPTION Original antique primitive set of three native arrows from Papua New Guinea. Cut from bamboo and black palm wood these intricately decorated arrows are all tipped with Cassowary bone heads. Bound using traditional blood and ash binding these hollow tipped arrows were used in both hunting and warfare. This collection was acquired in New Guinea from natives in the 1970's by the previous owner. These arrows date from the first quarter of the 20th century.This was part of a collection from the estate of Dr Dan Shaw, CA. Dan Shaw, an American missionary-linguist-anthropologist who lived with the Samo people from 1970 until 1982, learned their language and did translation work. Dan was initiated as a Samo brother in 1973. A great addition to your home decor, original weapon collection or the perfect gift for the native tribal collection.
MEASUREMENTS Arrows range from 52" long 54.75" and 55 and weighs 5oz. CONDITION In good working condition with wear throughout (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description). Yesteryear Essentials is a local, independent family run antiques store in Los Angeles, CA.It was established in 2011 by me (Pearse) and my wife (Sinead). Whether you are looking to enhance your home decor or are an avid collector, we try to have something wonderful in stock for everyone. The item "Antique Set Of Three Cassowary Bone Tipped Arrows Head Hunting Papua New Guinea" is in sale since Friday, March 29, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "pearsefee" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.