This Item was Sold on 11 April
2013 for $40
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This item includes a medium size Palmwood Bow and six 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 Black Palm wood. It is carved without curvature or taper. Both ends have a narrow pointed end for attaching the string (included). The bow is not damaged, but the edges are rough. It will display well as it is, but if you are going to handle it a lot, then you should sand the edges smooth to avoid the possibility of getting splinters in your hands. Length = 133 cm ; Weight = 216 gm
There are six 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 Black Palmwood spear point 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 tight wrapping of brightly colored thread. The arrows are in excellent 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 6 arrows have a length of 133 cm. The weight of all six arrows is 416 gm.
Because of the length of the bow and arrows, it would be difficult to ship this item overseas.
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.