Dagger

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Registration number
26074
Item name
Dagger 
Category
Chopping/Cutting
Fighting
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Americas > Peru > Piura Region > Talara
Map
Collector
Mrs Winifred Hall 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
by Dr Ian McNiven 
Dimensions
H: W: 50 mm L: 220 mm D: 30 mm Circum:

Description

Wooden 'dagger' elaborate handle, shell carving and string
25cm
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.

Research notes

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.

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