Small Colombian Amazonian Bow with 4 Arrows

Item CT11      

This Item was Sold on 30 September 2011 for $97

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This item includes a small Palmwood Bow and four Arrows from the Colombian region of the Amazon basin. These were purchased from William Fagan & Company in the early 1980s.

The bow is made out of Palm wood. It is carved without curvature or taper. Both ends have a narrow pointed end for attaching the string (not included). The bow is not damaged. It will display well as it is, but if you are gong to handle it a lot, then you should sand the edges smooth to avoid the possibility of getting splinters in your hand. Length = 103 cm ; Weight = 110 gm

There are four arrows in this lot. None of the arrows are fletched. All arrows have a very stiff and light weight hollow cane shaft. The cane is similar to the River Cane of the American Southeast that is used to make atlatl darts. All arrows have a hardwood spear tip that is carved to a point with barbs added along the length. The spear points are attached to the cane shafting approximately mid-span and are held onto the shaft with a wrapping of brightly colored thread. The arrows are in very good condition, but the thread is starting to unwind on some of the arrows, so you can fix this by adding a dab of nail polish after the thread has been rewound. All arrows have a length of 103 cm. The weight of all four arrows combined is 118 gm.

This artifact is from the estate of Dain Torguson. The family will use the proceeds from the sale of this artifact to display a sculpture crafted by Dain in a public library in Rapid City, North Dakota.

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