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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:56 pm 
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Trying to put together some pennies together to get some pipe-making equipment...

I have an authentic bow and arrows from the Hewa people of Papua New Guinea for sale. I've brought back arrows before but this is the first time I've been able to get the bow back as well. For sale is the bow made out of a type of Black Palm with "string" which is a strip of bamboo that has been weaved at the ends with a natural string made from the skin of a certain kind of tree.

Also, for sale in this set are three arrows. The first has a carved tip of bamboo used for larger game such as wild pigs and cassowary birds. The second is a multi-prong arrow used for shooting birds and fish. The last arrow is barbed and is used or shooting larger game, but in times of tribal fighting it is one of the two Hewa arrows consider to be "man arrows". All three arrow tips are attached by being inserted in the bamboo shaft and held in place with an intricate weave of a particular vine that the Hewa traditionally believe is possessed by a spirit that can greatly affect their hunts. Also, used is a black tar looking substance that is actually gathered from the nest of what many of us missionaries call "sweat flies" that build their nest at the base of trees. It is used as a sort of epoxy.

The bow is 65 1/2" long with the string attached. It will be shipped with the string unattached, however, to prevent breaking. All three arrows are apx. 47" long.

Due to the rarity of this item I'm asking $300, shipped.

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I'm here just for some scale. I'm 5'11"
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:52 pm 
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That's really neat.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:49 am 
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PRICE CHANGE!!! I just noticed I put the wrong price on these bow and arrows.It was meant to be $300 NOT $500...sorry for the mess up.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:00 pm 
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JMG wrote:
PRICE CHANGE!!! I just noticed I put the wrong price on these bow and arrows.It was meant to be $300 NOT $500...sorry for the mess up.
That's really cool. I love the photos of the Hewa people.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:36 pm 
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SOLD.

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