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Bone Arrow / Spear / Weapon Handcarved from Nimo Tribe, Aria River, Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea

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Detail: This spear / arrow was used to hunt human enemies. It’s head is made of bone. The original owner is a member of the Nimo Tribe located on the Aria River, a tributary of the May River. Specifically used to hunt HUMANS, but not that frequently… mainly for serious tribal disputes. The head of the arrow/spear is made from the thighbone of a common lizard found in New Guinea. The shaft is made of “pit-pit”, a type of bamboo. I have had this in my personal collection since 2000. I acquired this from a New Guinea weapons collector. Circa mid-1900’s. No stands are included. Shipped in two sections. For the Serious Collector.

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