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Cassowary Bone Dagger New Guinea

Cassowary Bone Dagger New Guinea

Abelam Cassowary Bone Daggers.  This set of three Abelam cassowary bone daggers with individually etched motif are beautiful examples of the intricacy the Abelam people create. Bone is recognized as a metaphor for strength, with a narrow range of material to be used, bone was a very valuable material with its strength derived from the powers of the supernatural world and often used in ritual and magic. Dimensions:	1 x 14" x 2", 2 x 13" x 2" Location:	Abelam, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River…

Abelam Cassowary Bone Daggers. This set of three Abelam cassowary bone daggers with individually etched motif are beautiful examples of the intricacy the Abelam people create. Bone is recognized as a metaphor for strength, with a narrow range of material to be used, bone was a very valuable material with its strength derived from the powers of the supernatural world and often used in ritual and magic. Dimensions: 1 x 14" x 2", 2 x 13" x 2" Location: Abelam, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River…

A very pointed cassowary bone dagger from the Abelam of Papua New Guinea. This one measures 12" in height and has a nice shiny patina from generations of use.

A very pointed cassowary bone dagger from the Abelam of Papua New Guinea. This one measures 12" in height and has a nice shiny patina from generations of use.

Bone dagger  Abelam, Papua New Guinea  Cassowary bone, feathers, fiber  15" long  Mid-20th century

Bone dagger Abelam, Papua New Guinea Cassowary bone, feathers, fiber 15" long Mid-20th century

Wosera Cassowary Bone Dagger

Wosera Cassowary Bone Dagger

Large Old Abelam Carved Bone Dagger / Wosera - Papua New Guinea / Tribal Knife SOLD !

Large Old Abelam Carved Bone Dagger / Wosera - Papua New Guinea / Tribal Knife

Large Old Abelam Carved Bone Dagger / Wosera - Papua New Guinea / Tribal Knife SOLD !

Bone dagger, from the Asmat people of Papua. Created from the thighbone of a cassowary bird.

Bone dagger, from the Asmat people of Papua. Created from the thighbone of a cassowary bird.

Wosera Cassowary Bone Dagger

Wosera Cassowary Bone Dagger

Papua New Guinea | East Sepik River, Sawos, Ancestral Malu Board

Papua New Guinea | East Sepik River, Sawos, Ancestral Malu Board

Collection of daggers from New Guinea; old and well used weapons and highly prestige objects | 19th/20th century  || Source ~ page 29 ~ http://issuu.com/ajpmeyer/docs/tefaf_cat_2014_final

Collection of daggers from New Guinea; old and well used weapons and highly prestige objects | 19th/20th century || Source ~ page 29 ~ http://issuu.com/ajpmeyer/docs/tefaf_cat_2014_final

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