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Achuar Indians Spear and Small Knife.  Remote Pastaza River.  Chonta Palm.  Ecuador.

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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.


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