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Object Number:89-17-21
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
Western Province, Papua New Guinea
Reed (plant)
Plant Fiber
Credit Line:Purchased from Stuart A. Kirsch, 1989
Other Number:100 - Other Number


Iron bladed arrow (karang bat) (type karang = [malay] parang; machete). Separate foreshaft. Blade filed from a grass knife (whip). Modern analogue to 89-17-19 and 89-17-20. Used for large animals. made by Johannis Yangdem, Ninati clan, Ambuan village, Iran Jaya, living in Dome refugee camp. Purchased from maker 1/16/89.

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