- H: W: 40 mm L: 220 mm D: 30 mm Circum:
Wooden 'dagger' elaborate handle 20cm
Carved dark wooden weapon with tapered end. Handle of dagger is decorated by two carved pieces of black coloured wax and wound twine. Wax is decorated with red and white seeds, some of which are threaded on cotton thread. Some woven twine is embedded in the wax to form a handle.
Items 26066 to 26077 were bought by Mr Robert Gifford and Mrs Winifred Hall from a trader in Talara when they were in Peru working for International Petroleum (Imperial Oil out of Toronto). The trader went at times as far as the headwaters of the Amazon in his trading expeditions.