Abelam Bone Dagger Adornments Oceanic Art Papua New Guinea Art  
  Abelam Black Bone Dagger Adornments Ceremonial Wear  
     
     
     
     
 
   
ITEM NO:
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DESCRIPTION: PAIR OF ABELAM DANCE BONE DAGGER
   
 
A pair of bone daggers adorned with cassowary feathers and blackened with natural pigment.
 
Clan etchings are visible and evidence of wear can be seen on the under side of each piece.
 
Bone daggers such as this were worn bound to the upper arm in village ceremonies
 
and displays of war.
 
   
DIMENSIONS:
L – 13” x 2”, S – 7 x 2 
   
LOCATION:
Abelam, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River Region