Archery Bow?

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by cc89, May 16, 2021.

  1. cc89

    cc89 Member

    Hi Again,

    Would love to know more about this object if anyone can help.

    My best guess is that it is an unusual archery bow but I have know idea where from really. The last photo shows other items in the same lot, listed as "african tribal weaponry" but one of the spears looks indonesian to me and another filipino (the barbed onw), correct me if im wrong please!.

    Would also love some help on the blue painted spear / paddle if anyone can help. Ive seen a few like this. They dont seem like they would be particularly practical spears or paddles?!



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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    South American Rain Forest Tribe Paddle


    I always look to the pacific islands for those thin leaf paddles

    those spears in the background ....the tall one looks African...

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  3. cc89

    cc89 Member

    Thanks Komokwa

    Agree on the spear in the background. I think Hausa tribe or around that area. The only thing that is making me uncertain is the material of the shaft. Its kind of like bamboo but I have seen shafts like this on spears attributed to African tribes.

    Ill post a better photo in a minute
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  4. cc89

    cc89 Member

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  5. Firemandk

    Firemandk Well-Known Member


    Again, I think some are Filipino , Negrito Bow, Kalinga or Bontoc spear ???

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  6. cc89

    cc89 Member

    Thanks a lot Firmankt, thats helpful. Do you know the source for these slides?
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