Achuar Indians Spear and Small Knife. Remote Pastaza River. Chonta Palm. Ecuador.
One of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon Basin, straddling the borders of Ecuador and Peru. Specifically, this spear / knife came from a remote village along the Pastaza River (a large tributary to the Marañón River) The Maronon River is joined by the Ucayal River . . . they both flow into the Amazon.
Chonta is a prickly, pinnately-leaved palm with hard / heavy black wood is used by the Achuar to make spears, war-clubs, bows, arrow-points, knives and other weapons.
Age unknown. Stand not included.