- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Western Dani
- Pacific > Indonesia > Papua Province > Jayawijaya
- Mr Anton Ploeg
- Acquisition date
- January 01, 1962
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Mr Anton Ploeg
- Raw material
- Cassowary bone
- H: W: 35 mm L: 260 mm D: 35 mm Circum:
The dagger carved from the young cassowary bone with a pointed end.
Carried in arm band above elbow by men only.
'Don't know when the artifacts were collected, but an article 'Acculturation movements amongst the Western Dani' by Ploeg & O'Brian in American Anthropologist Vol. 66 No. 4 p. 281, 1964 describes his research amongst the Dani of the Wagulum political community near Bokondini in the Central Highlands Western N.G. between 1960 & 1962 (on a research scholarship from A.N.U.). The artifacts donated are presumably from the Dani of this area.' [Source card].