Important Abelam Cassowary Bone Dagger Papua New Guinea Oceanic Art Tribal Art  
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ITEM NO:
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DESCRIPTION: OLD ABELAM CASSOWARY BONE DAGGER
   
 
Stunning old Cassowary Bone Dagger with ancestral clan etchings. Although daggers were
 
used in displays of warfare, they were also found to have ritual purposes and often used in
 
initiations. The piece has a deep glossy patina throughout from generations of use and handling.
 
 
   
DIMENSIONS:
15" x 4"
   
LOCATION:
Abelam, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River Region