A superb group of ten intricately carved and decorated Hewa arrows from the remote Sepik Strickland divide of the central ranges of New Guinea. Arrows of this quality, and from this location, are very rare as the Hewa are widely recognised as one of the last peoples in Papua New Guinea to come into contact with the outside world. These arrows were collected during an Administration patrol through the headwaters of the April River in mid 1971, following the de-restricting of the region. They were field collected during the making of Sir David Attenboroughs documentary A Blank On The Map and can be seen in situ in a hut at 33 minutes into the film where David describes the arrows as'a formidable army of arrows' the bamboo tipped arrows he describes as for'killing pigs' and the hardwood tipped for'killing man'.Each arrow can be seen as he inspects and describes them. The arrows were traded for razor blades, matches, salt, bush knives, tobacco, mirrors etc. They measures up to 154cm in length. The item "Group of 10 Rare Hewa Arrows April River PAPUA NEW GUINEA Important Provenance" is in sale since Friday, March 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "dingoblood" and is located in Montville. This item can be shipped worldwide.